Bloom Early Learning & Child Care
 (formerly Kids’ Care Connection) is an accredited, award-winning, non-profit early learning center housed in Messiah United Methodist Church. Because poverty early in life is a proven barrier to success later on, Bloom passionately strives to break the cycle at the start through nurturing care and exceptional early learning programs. By providing scholarship assistance to half the children in our center, Bloom enables low-income single mothers and families to work or pursue education to improve their futures while giving their children the best possible start in their lives.

  • Serving children 6 weeks through Pre-K
  • Providing a nurturing, safe and intimate environment
  • Using values-based programs and excellent curriculum with stellar outcomes
  • Dedicating 50% of enrollment spots to children from families living under the poverty level in the Plymouth/Wayzata area

Our Shirley Robinson Scholarship Fund is a memorial to the wife of former Messiah UMC pastor, Rollie Robinson, who originally challenged his congregation to help break the cycle of poverty through the provision of high quality, affordable early learning and child care.  Gifts from individual donors, grants and fundraising events, as well as those from corporations, public organizations and faith communities, help Bloom assist children of low-income families.

To make a donation, volunteer or get more information, please contact Mary Olsen at 763-449-0600 or visit