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June 29, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (June 29, 2020) — Though the first two quarters of 2020 have looked a
bit different in the early childhood education industry due to COVID-19, The Gardner School
has pressed forward with its mission of providing academically-focused learning opportunities
for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years through at-home learning resources until recently being
able to safely reopen doors for families in need of childcare. With four preschools in the greater
Minneapolis area, The Gardner School first opened its doors in downtown Minneapolis last
summer and has provided a convenient and safe childcare center in the 811 LaSalle building on
the ground level.

Regarding the one-year anniversary of The Gardner School of Minneapolis, Regional Director
Rochelle Koznick says, “We are proud of the past year of achievements from our students and
staff at The Gardner School of Minneapolis. The teachers and leadership team go the extra
mile for students and their families that work and live downtown.”

Executive School Director at The Gardner School of Minneapolis, Katie Anderson, commented
about the one-year anniversary, saying, “We love celebrations at The Gardner School, but now
more than ever, safety is our top priority. We created a fun atmosphere throughout the school
with balloons and party decor, as well as some individually-wrapped anniversary treats for our
students, staff, and families to enjoy.”

Among the year’s accomplishments that have made Anderson most proud at The Gardner
School of Minneapolis include the school’s growth and watching the students reach many
developmental milestones. She affirms, “Getting to know and building positive relationships
with new families this year is the greatest sense of achievement. Our teachers do such a
wonderful job, and each classroom offers something unique. I can’t help but smile when I
watch the many positive interactions between the children and their teachers.”

The Gardner School of Minneapolis is more than a traditional preschool or child care facility,
offering families a stimulating and educationally-engineered space that includes a beautiful
indoor playscape, secure rooftop playground, state-of-the-art classrooms, a Kids’ Café and
enrichment room, a computer room, and a nursing room. Families can also enjoy access to
three skyway connections, and the school is located just one block from Nicollet Mall. For more
information about The Gardner School of Minneapolis, visit the school’s web page.

To learn more about The Gardner School, please visit

About The Gardner School:
Founded in 2004, The Gardner School is an academically-focused preschool for ages 6 weeks
through 5 years old. Headquartered in Franklin, TN, The Gardner School has schools located in
Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information about The
Gardner School, please visit or to schedule a tour at a specific
location, visit
Olivia Cooper