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Child Care and School Resources:

There are many great child care and school referral resources, which may be reviewed by visiting UMN Child Care Page. Listed below are recommended child care facilities. Parents may also visit UMN Relocation Services Page for other off/on campus child care. A few other great child care and school resources include are listed below.

Some Recommended Options:

  • Kinderberry Hill
    50 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown Minneapolis location)
    This child care center is flexible with the length of enrollment. Short term care is acceptable with 2 weeks notice. This center cares for children ages 6 weeks- school age.

  • Children's World Learning Centers (Knowledge Learning Corporation®)- Kindercare

    • Children's World/ KinderCare – University
      525 Huron Blvd. South East
      Minneapolis, MN 55414

    • Children's World – Riverview
      807 Second St. South East
      Minneapolis, MN 55414

    • Children's World – Roseville
      2186 Fairview Ave. North
      Roseville, MN 55113

  • Minniapple International Montessori
    1125 5th St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Year long or Academic year enrollment only. Highly recommended by visitors and UMN employees. Great option for postdos and year long visitors. This center cares for children ages 6 weeks- school age.

  • Children Village Montessori Day Care Center
    2929 University Ave SE #W195, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    612-378-7730 Mary or Lisa
    This center cares for children ages 6 weeks- school age.

  • YWCA Child Care
    1130 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Downtown Minneapolis location)
    This center cares for children ages 6 weeks-school age

  • Jack and Jill Sitting Services
    This company service the entire Twin Cities Metro Area and are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

  • Nanny Professionals
    2456 Arkwright St., St. Paul, MN 55117
    651-221-0587 or
    Nanny services available for part time or full time care.

  • Sitter City
    Online Baby Sitter database with reviews and profiles of each sitter. Great resource!

  • Pratt Community School
    66 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55414
    Small elementary school for K-5th grade. Great option for foreign national students.

  • Barton Open School
    4237 Colfax Ave S., Minneapolis, MN, 55409
    Public K-8 magnet school

  • Burroughs Community School
    1601 W. 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419
    Public K-5 school

  • University of Minnesota Child Care Center
    This child care center has an extremely long waiting list. If staying for one year or less, this is not a good option. The most recent family to enroll in Infants had been waiting for 18 months. The most recent enrollee in Toddlers waited for 21 months.

Additional helpful information on housing and other issues related to relocation, child care can be found at the University of Minnesota Relocation Assistance Program website at: or call 612-626-0775.

These names are offered as a service to visitors and postdocs. However, the IMA and the University of Minnesota are not affiliated with the above-mentioned companies and assumes no liability in relation to the quality of their performance.

Trash: The custodians do not empty your individual trash containers/waste baskets. Please empty your trash into one of the large trash bins located on your floor. Trash liners will be available. Please ask an IMA staff member in 409 Lind Hall for additional bags if needed.

Recycling: There are recycling boxes in every office and near laser printers. The custodians do not empty the recycling boxes in the offices. Please empty your recycling box into one of the large recycling bins located on your floor.

Libraries: The University of Minnesota library homepage is You will need a bar-coded University of Minnesota U-card or a temporary pass to check out materials from the University of Minnesota libraries. For a temporary pass, obtain a letter from the IMA staff in 409 Lind Hall and bring it to the Math Library, located in 310 Vincent Hall. No keys are given out for the Math Library. Other major Library locations are Walter Library (East Bank), the Science and Engineering Library (Walter Library), and Wilson Library (West Bank). General Information and Reference: 612-626-2227.

University of Minnesota Recreational Sports Facilities: There is a fee for using the facilities. If you do not have a University of Minnesota ID card, please see a staff member in 409 Lind Hall to receive a letter for temporary recreational facility use. Spouses of IMA visitors can also obtain passes to the Rec Sports Center.

If interested in Membership (privileges, guest passes, family day, locker and towel service and discount prices on services/programs), please visit for detailed information.

Coffman Memorial Union (East Bank), Room G54, 300 Washington Avenue SE. (612-625-6000) and St. Paul Student Center (St. Paul Campus), 2017 Buford Avenue (612-624-9200).

Notary Services:
University Student Legal Service, 160 West Bank Skyway, 219 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (located in the West Bank Skyway, which is between Blegen and Willey Halls on the West Bank Minneapolis campus) 612-624-1001. Office Hours: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. You may also visit room 408 Lind Hall during regular IMA Main Office hours.

Hennepin County Service Center at Coffman Union:
Passports. Motor vehicle tabs, plates, titles, and registration. Birth and Death Certificates. Marriage Licenses and Certificates. Driver License/MN State ID duplicates. Watercraft, Snowmobile and ATV registration. Hunting/Fishing Licenses. Notary Service.
Service Fees: check or credit card only
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm

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