YWCA- Minnesota

Child Care & Education

Children get a great start at the YWCA of Minneapolis

Benefits you’ll get from the YWCA that you likely won’t find at any other day care center or preschool:

  • Free health and fitness memberships at YWCA of Minneapolis fitness clubs for the first year for all newly enrolled families
  • A commitment to early childhood education, resulting in our preschoolers being fully proficient in 90% of rigorous school readiness indicators compared with 53% of their peers across Minnesota
  • Swimming lessons included in your child’s curriculum
  • Gymnasiums for indoor recreation, regardless of the weather, and indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Regular city field trips, including trips to local parks, farmers markets, museums and more
  • Anti-bias curriculum that teaches children to understand and celebrate diversity
  • Nutritious and fresh family-style breakfasts, lunches and snacks provide the energy necessary for a successful day
  • Foods are allergy-sensitive and culturally diverse
  • Midtown’s Strong Beginnings Program with enhanced special intervention and family services
  • Children’s Center program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, which features Spanish and Somali language immersion in addition to English language care, and a unique business development program for cultural childcare providers.