Child Care

Whether you’re an employee looking for on-campus or off-campus child care or you are a University visitor or conference attendee looking for temporary child care, we’ve got you covered. Check out the links below to find the resources you need.

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Finding Child Care

Child Care Aware offers a free, online child care search. You will be asked to set up an account to log in.

Think Small offers services, resources, and advocacy for early childhood education in Minnesota.  

On-Campus Child Care

The University of Minnesota Child Development Center, located near the East Bank of the Twin Cities campus, serves children, ages 3 months to 5 ½ years old, of U faculty, staff, and students. As there is a long waiting list, be sure to consider other child care options. Contact the center for an application.

The Shirley G. Moore Laboratory Nursery School offers a half-day program for 54 children ages 2 through 5 years old. A limited number of fee subsidies are available for low-income families.

The Community Child Care Center in the Commonwealth Terrace Student Family Housing Cooperative near the St. Paul campus, offers flexible scheduling for children ages 16 months to 5 years, from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Licensed for 35 children, the center offers a sliding fees for students. There is an extensive waiting list.

The Como Early Learning Center, located in the Como Student Community Cooperative, a student family housing complex near the University, offers care for 50 children ages 16 months through 5 years. Applicants are selected from the waiting list.

Off-Campus Child Care

The child care centers listed below are located within two miles of the Twin Cities campus.

Bilingual Child Care and Education Center
1125 County Road B West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-644-2405

Children’s Village Montessori Daycare Center
2929 University Ave SE Suite 195
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-378-7730

Como Early Learning Center
1024 27th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-331-8340

Deqo Family Center
2828 University Avenue Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-331-6000

First Step Early Childhood Education Center
3036 SE Orlin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-877-7821

KidsPark Hourly Child Care
525 Pelham Blvd
St Paul, MN 55105
651-603-0144

Lasting Impressions Child Care Learning Center
2515 Wabash Avenue
St Paul, MN 55104
651-227-9409

New Horizon Academy
1310 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis MN 55403
612-455-0294

New Horizon Academy
111 Marquette Ave. 
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-332-7866

Roseville KinderCare
2186 Fairview Ave. North
Roseville, MN 55113
651-631-0735

University KinderCare
525 Huron Blvd. South East 
Minneapolis MN 55414
612-623-4642

Child Care Services for Visitors

If you are visiting the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus for an interview, a meeting, to look for housing, or to attend a conference and need child care services, temporary child care options for visitors are available.

Paying for Child Care

Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Account

The University of Minnesota offers a Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Account for all University employees who are eligible for benefits. Through this program, faculty and staff can set aside a maximum of $5,000 per household, per year in a pre-tax account to pay eligible out-of-pocket dependent day care expenses.

More about Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Account

Additional Resources

County-specific Child Care Licensing Requirements