Construction is under way for the Lil’ Explorers Childcare Center in Delano, Minnesota. Shingobee Real Estate worked with owner Jen Schultz to purchase the land site, develop plans, and obtain city approvals so this project could proceed. Approvals were obtained in March 2011 for a 7,800-square-foot building for the center in the Delano West Crossing area.


Shingobee provided the Delano City Council a site and building plan review, a conditional use permit for the commercial day care facility being within the B-2 general business district, and the preliminary and final plat for the property.


The proposed day care is designed for an enrollment of 120 children and 14 adult supervisors. The center will be a welcome addition to the city of Delano.