Skip to main content

Facility Notice: Consistent with the governor’s executive order to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, YWCA Minneapolis will extend through at least June 1 temporary closures we implemented for our fitness centers, a few of our Early Childhood Education centers and Girls and Youth programming. Learn More

YWCA Minneapolis Children's Center Downtown


YWCA Downtown

1130 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA



7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Program Areas and Services

In this Center in the heart of downtown, children enjoy two rooftop play areas and have great opportunities to explore their urban environment. Walks to area parks and visits to the Nicollet Mall Farmer’s Market are common in warm weather. When it’s too cold to go out, children play in our gym and indoor play area, and swim in the pool. Our Nicollet Mall location provides easy access to many bus routes and other public transportation options.

The Downtown Center received a Parent Aware 4-star rating (Parent Aware’s highest rating) and has NAEYC Accreditation.

Weekly Tuition


Full Week $409
Staff Ratio 1:3-4


Full Week $339
Staff Ratio 1:5-7


Full Week $301
Staff Ratio 1:7-10

In addition, there is a twice-yearly $75 registration fee. Rates are effective July 2, 2018.

Financial Assistance

YWCA Minneapolis welcomes families who receive funds from:

  • CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program)
  • Pathway I Scholarships

Please contact the center for information regarding financial assistance opportunities that may be available to eligible families for children in our care.