Meet the Owner

Our goal is that parents should feel at ease while they are at work knowing that their child is in a safe, loving, nurturing environment where they can have fun and learn. We strive to provide excellence in developing young minds for the future. We are confident we can provide that here at Ivy Kids Early Learning Center in Alamo Ranch. 

Bashnin Sherali is an experienced educator and developed a love for learning and a passion for teaching from a young age, graduating from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012 with a Bachelors in Education (Cum Laude); and has a certification in Early Childhood education all the way up to 8th grade. She has been teaching young souls since 2013. 

Shehmir Sherali is a passionate businessman and strongly believes in individualized education. He received his degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2011 with a Bachelors in Business Management and a Minor in Finance.

As parents of two wonderful kids, we were challenged to find a high-quality Learning Center that would prepare them for their elementary years. We recognize that high-quality education is of the utmost priority. We understand the importance of building a strong social and educational foundation in early childhood years. 

It’s such a privilege and dream to now have the opportunity to pursue this journey to help parents and children achieve their dreams by starting with a solid foundation in early childhood education. We are grateful that you are choosing to create a partnership with us. We believe Ivy Kids commitment to curriculum development, science programs, and nutritious meals for growing children helps in preparing children for a successful future. 

Bashnin Sherali & Shehmir Sherali

Meet the Director

Julie Zarate

Julie Zarate has been educating students and mentoring teachers in Early Childhood Education for over eleven years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at  San Antonio in 2008. She obtained a bilingual certification, where she was fortunate enough to serve the San Antonio area schools. In the 11 years of her service, she has worked as a certified bilingual education teacher with children from ages preschool to 5th grade. She has also mentored and taught future teachers the skills needed to become an educator. With this experience, she has discovered that a child’s early development is one of the most critical foundational pieces in their life.

As your director, she plans to ensure that both parents and students feel valued and safe while attending Ivy Kids Early Learning Center. Her goal is to put your child’s needs first. She will ensure the lines of communication are clear and build a relationship with our families based on respect, trust, and integrity. This philosophy helps her go beyond the standard that your child deserves. With these standards set in place, your child will have the freedom to create, observe, engage, and explore in a warm and welcoming environment.

Meet the Education Director

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Live Web Cam

Ivy Kids is proud to partner with WatchMeGrow’s classroom monitoring program.
You can sign up to see a live stream of your child’s classroom from your smartphone or desktop computer.


Mobile Phone Apps:
For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad: please look for the free WatchMeGrow app in the iPhone Apps on the App Store.
For Android Devices: Please look for the free WatchMeGrow app in the Play Store.

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