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The Gaviidae center is located in downtown Minneapolis in the Gaviidae Commons on the corner of 6th St and Nicollet Mall. Once inside Gaviidae you will find a hallway just to the right of Bruegger's Bagels. We are the first door on the right (Suite 135). You can park in the Gaviidae parking ramp. The entrance is on 6th St., just past the skyway and Bruegger's Bagels, on the right. There are two reserved spots for Bright Horizons along the right wall by the elevators. If those are full we can validate 30 minutes of parking in the lot.

Bright Horizons Minneapolis at Gaviidae

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Welcome!

At Bright Horizons Minneapolis Gaviidae we provide high-quality back-up care to children and families. Our early childhood education professionals provide a special kind of care for children, designed to help them feel safe and secure in a new and unfamiliar environment. Our mission is to engage children in developmentally appropriate opportunities for play and discovery and to help parents feel at ease when there are breakdowns in their regular care arrangements. Explore our website to learn more.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The Staff at backup is excellent. My son only goes 3-4 times a year, yet they know who he is when we get there. The staff is awesome. He has gone there since he was 2 and he's now 10 and still likes going there."

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Drop-in / emergency-care, School holiday - vacation care, Inclement weather care, School-age summer camp

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Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Celebrates 15 Years!

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Meals

Nutritious snacks provided daily. Families provide a Peanut/Nut safe cold lunch. (See 'For Our Parents' section for downloadable lunch suggestions). You are also welcome to take your child(ren) out to lunch.

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