Directions to Our Edina Center
Via Crosstown Highway (MN-62) Westbound
Follow MN-62 past Hwy 100. Take the Gleason Road exit and turn left (south) onto Gleason Road. Turn right onto Valley View Road and another immediate right into our parking lot.
Via Crosstown Highway (MN-62) Eastbound
Follow MN-62 past Hwy 169. Take the Gleason Road exit and turn right (south) onto Gleason Road. Turn right onto Valley View Road and another immediate right into our parking lot.
Via 494 Westbound
Follow 494 W past Hwy 100. Take the exit 8 for E. Bush Lake Road. Turn right onto E. Bush Lake Rd. Turn left onto W 78th St. Turn right onto Gleason Road. Turn left onto Valley View Road and immediately turn right into our parking lot.
Via 494 Eastbound
Follow 494 E to Hwy 169. Take the Washington Avenue exit and turn left (north) onto Washington Avenue. Turn east onto W. 78th St. Turn north onto 169 Frontage Road. Continue on 169 N. to Braemer Blvd. Turn east onto Braemer Blvd. At roundabout, take the first right to Valley View Road. Just before Gleason Road, turn left into our parking lot.
Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the building and accessible from Valley View Road. As you approach the building from the parking lot, our entrance is at the far left, near the outdoor play area.
Directions to Our Minneapolis Center
Via I-35W Southbound
Follow I-35W S. Take exit 18 for 4th St SE toward University Ave. Use the right lane to turn right onto SE 4th St. Turn right onto SE 8th Avenue. We are in the Elysian building on your left.
Via I-35W Northbound
Follow I-35W N. Take exit 18 from I-35W N. Using the right 2 lanes, continue toward 4th St SE. Use the right lane to turn left onto SE 4th St. Turn right onto SE 8th Ave. We are in the Elysian building on your left.
From Downtown Minneapolis
Get onto 3rd Avenue S, continue onto Central Ave. SE. Turn right onto University Ave SE. Turn left onto SE 8th Ave. Continue until you cross 4th Street. We are in the Elysian building on your left.
Our parking lot is across SE 8th Avenue from our building. Our designated parking stalls are marked “Reserved for Andrew Riverside”. Street parking is also available on both sides of SE 8th Avenue with 15 minute parking available in front of the building.
TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS
6716 Gleason Road
Edina, MN 55439
INFANTS AND TODDLERS
403 SE 8th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tour Our Centers
Each center serve different age groups. Please make sure to specify the age group and location you are interested in when you contact us to schedule a tour.
Learning to Grow Academy will be closed on the following days:
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day (Staff Development)
Presidents Day (Staff Development)
Staff Development Days (2 days in summer-TBD)
NOTE: If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the center will be closed on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, we will be closed on the following Monday.
The best way to contact us regarding enrollment, to schedule a tour, or to obtain additional information is by email or by using the form below. We try to returns call during business hours Monda-Friday an replyto emails or form submittions ASAP.