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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.

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Our Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics and creative expression.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Your staff is consistently outstanding. Our kids are always excited when they get the opportunity to go to Bright Horizons. "

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Maribel

I Teach: Preschool

Teaching Since: 2007

I love teaching children because: The children lighten up my day with their smiles! They’re at an age where they start to understand things, and teaching is very rewarding :)

Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Eric Carle

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Learning at Home

Mashed Potatoes

You Will Need:

Milk, potatoes, a peeler, a pot, water, and stove top.

Directions:

Show your child how to wash and peel the potatoes. Help her carefully peel them, and then cut the potatoes in half and boil them until soft. Drain the water.  Then, have her measure and pour in a small amount of milk and butter and mash them together. Adjust your expectations based on the age and skills of your child.

Tip:

Read and review the recipe with your child before starting. Preparing dinner together is a meaningful way to reconnect after a day apart.


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