Welcome to Child Development Center at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN

Meet the Center Director

Jenna Farrell

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: 651-662-5437

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Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school


Meet Our Teaching Team

Donna O.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and building a connection with each one of them. I also love helping parents see and understand their child's milestones. And of course, I love to cuddle!

Teaching since: 1989

Heather S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "I love watching when they just ""get it"" and that light bulb goes off. "

Teaching since: 2006

Julie B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Everyday is a different adventure. I love watching as kids develop new skills and seeing the excitement as they do so. I also love the things they say. They have such a refreshing perspective of the world around them

Teaching since: 2012

Stacy L.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: """ I just love kids."""

Teaching since: 2015

April Rose C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love how curious and creative children are. My favorite activities involve art. I love giving children an outlet to express how they are feeling.

Teaching since: 2015

Jocelyn T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: They always have a hug for me.

Teaching since: 2014

Alesha B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them learn new things, grow into themselves and expand their personality.

Teaching since: 2006

Kelsey T.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being around children and want to make an impact on their lives.

Teaching since: 2014

Brooke S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children & I love teaching them to learn new things.

Teaching since: 2000

Julie S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children and helping them grow & be their own individual person

Teaching since: 2016

Kortnee A.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Children bring a new perspective to everything.

Teaching since: 2013

Hannah D.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch and be apart of the children's growing and learning process

Teaching since: 2015

Madison O.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with children and families. Helping children reach developmental milestones and have fun while learning is very rewarding to me.

Teaching since: March 2018

Lovisa R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is important to me to make learning fun!

Teaching since: May 2018


The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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language works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Donna is always so welcoming and our son goes right to her! It has been so much fun to see how much he has learned and continues to learn. As parents, we have learned about more activities to do with him at home as well. Thank you Donna for teaching our son!”



“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better.”


Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”


Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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