SW Minneapolis

Create. Laugh. Learn.

Rachel McGill
EFC SW Minneapolis

Now Open!

Especially for Children has opened a new location in Southwest Minneapolis! The SW Minneapolis EFC, located in the King Field neighborhood at E 39th Street and Stevens Ave., is just three blocks off Nicollet Ave. S.


Along with high quality, play-based programming and dedicated and caring teaching staff, the center features a large indoor gym and access to a dynamic local park space. An expansive and engaging nature-based playground invites children to explore natural materials, challenge their bodies with gross motor movement, and enjoy a large space to run and play. Newly remodeled classrooms are filled with natural light, creating a bright and warm space for children to grow and thrive. The center has close access to convenient commuter paths and the nearby energy of the city but is tucked back into the neighborhood, providing a quiet and calm environment.

Hours and Map

3908 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409



7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., M-F

Meet Our Teaching Staff


Assistant Director


Hello. My name is Rachel, and I am the assistant director here at Especially for Children in SW Minneapolis. I graduated from St. Catherine University with a BA in Psychology in 2020. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to learn more about child development, challenging behaviors, and children with special needs and have used that knowledge to support the children and staff I work with. I have enjoyed working with children for as long as I can remember, and I am so happy my journey led me to Especially for Children. Before coming to EFC, I worked as a Pre-K teacher, an Assistant Director at Soccer Shots, and a Parent Aware coach. I am excited to bring my experience here! When I am not at work I enjoy hiking with my dog, spending time with family at the cabin, and traveling to football stadiums with my husband.


Teaching Staff


Hi! My name is Ingrid and I have worked with kids aged 6 weeks to 12 years old since 2021. I received my bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota in developmental psychology and Spanish studies. I have lived in Minneapolis since I was 5 years old and love walking and biking around all the different neighborhoods. In my free time, I also like to cook, bake, read, and try new food at all the great restaurants in the Twin Cities.



Hello! My name is Allie. I have 13 years of experience working in early childhood (10 of that being toddlers). I truly believe toddlers are very capable humans and love to see those many “aha” moments throughout the day. I am excited to get to know your children and you! In my free time I love to paint, spend time with friends, and my cat Wednesday!


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