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YWCA Minneapolis Children's Center at Midtown


YWCA Midtown

2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA



7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Program Areas and Services

Our Midtown Children’s Center is located on Lake Street near Hiawatha Avenue, providing easy access to the Lake Street stop on the Hiawatha light rail line, as well as many bus routes along Lake Street. We are also only a few blocks from a Midtown Greenway access point.

The Midtown Children’s Center offers the Strong Beginnings Program, which provides enhanced special services intervention and family services.

The Midtown Children’s Center has NAEYC Accreditation.

Weekly Tuition


Full Week $517.45
Staff Ratio 1:3-4


Full Week $384.90
Staff Ratio 1:5-7


Full Week $347.05
Staff Ratio 1:7-10


Full Week $322.45
Staff Ratio 1:15

School-Age After School:

Per Week $225
Staff Ratio 1:15

School Release Days:

Per Day $67
Staff Ratio 1:15

In addition, there is a twice-yearly $75 registration fee. Prices effective January 1, 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.