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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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About Our Staff

Our experienced staff encourages each child’s individuality in order to promote a positive self image. Bright Horizons teachers are well trained to provide support during the sensitive time of separation from parents and adjustment to a new environment. A primary caregiver is assigned to each child and family to ensure individualized care, good communication, and parent-caregiver partnership.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Ash
  • I Teach: School Age
  • Teaching Since: 2018
  • I love teaching children because: Growing up I loved school and learning. I want to make sure that kids have fun and are able to be themselves while learning and growing. I hope to help children gain not only school knowledge but life lessons as well.
  • Favorite Children's Book: A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Daniel Handler & Brett Helquist
  • Name: Cheryl
  • I Teach: Infants & Education Coordinator
  • Teaching Since: 1993
  • I love teaching children because: I learn so much every day because children are a bottomless well of wonder and possibility.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • 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: The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle

Center Administration

  • Name: Martha Walker

    Position: Director

    In Education Since: 2004

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I get to see children learn and grow daily!

    Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

  • Name: Ashley Greelis

    Position: Business Manager

    In Education Since: 2014

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I love helping children grow and develop. I also love helping parents feel at ease about leaving their children for the day. It’s nice being able to have an administrative role and still work with kids.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen