Who We Are

Welcome to MetroKids, a child-focused, family friendly early childhood education center in downtown Minneapolis–a wonderful place for your child! We understand that children are active learners. We teach through games, art activities, creative dramatics, stories, music, indoor and outdoor play, and sharing time. There are so many things to love about MetroKids.

  • We’re close, convenient, and perfect for busy families who work in or near the downtown area. MetroKids is near the bus line and the light rail station. We’re right across the street from Hennepin County Medical Center.

  • We promote early learning through holistic programming designed to meet your child’s developmental needs. The philosophy behind our Creative Curriculum is that young children learn best by playing and doing, integrating reading, writing, math, science, and social studies into the daily activities.

  • We teach and model the attributes of Jesus—love, compassion, forgiveness, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Children learn that God loves them.

Founded in 1999, MetroKids exists so that children in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area have access to excellent early childhood education. We will give your child the academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual foundation for elementary school—and life.

We’d love to have you visit us. For more information or a tour, please contact Molly Jackson ( or 612-332-5437).


We look forward to partnering with you!

"With MetroKids 20th Anniversary approaching, there is no doubt that we will continue to see the fruit of Ephesians 3:20-21 (MSG): 20-21 God can do anything, you know—far more than we could ever imagine or guess or request in our wildest dreams! "

— Molly Jackson, Executive Director


What We Offer

MetroKids is a nonprofit ministry that provides high quality, developmentally appropriate learning and play for children aged six weeks through kindergarten.

Care and learning are available Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. You choose the schedule that works for you—1 to 5 days per week.

Unlike large center programs, MetroKids is a comfortable, intimate setting.

There’s a classroom that’s perfect for your child:

Little Lambs (Infants): 6 weeks-16 months

Leap Frogs (Younger Children): 16 months- 33 months

Busy Bears (Preschool): 33 months- pre-kindergarten

Rockin’ Robins (Preschool): 33 months – pre-kindergarten

License & Accreditation

MetroKids has been licensed through the State of Minnesota since 1999.

In the fall of 2013, was accredited through NAEYC (National Association of the Education of Young Children). Since 1985, NAEYC’s national, voluntary accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, and helped families identify high quality programs for their young children.