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Welcome to The Cradle Club – Minneapolis

100 N. 6th St. Suite 152C Minneapolis, MN 55403  (In the Butler Square Building)


Director: Gentry Lynch

Telephone: 612-338-4434 Fax: 612-338-3581 Email: Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Cradle Club began in 1986 because we wanted to improve the quality of childcare in Minnesota. As a family owned business, we are here to make sure that children are…

  • Lovingly nurtured and cared for
  • Having fun in a clean, safe environment
  • Becoming all they can be through a top-notch educational program!
  • Laughter, Learning and Love

We are pleased you are joining our team of amazing childcare educators. We sincerely hope you enjoy working with us – a family of families dedicated to doing what is best for the care and education of our little ones! Together we are bringing laughter, learning and love to our children, families and each other every day!

Our Downtown Location Features:


  • Colorful, educational, kid-friendly classrooms: 2 Infant Rooms, 2 Toddler Rooms, and 3 Preschool Rooms.
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack included for toddlers and preschoolers
  • Outdoor playground
  • Fun “in-house” and off site field trips
  • Security Entrance
  • Free parking for drop-off and pick-up
  • Skyway access
  • Low monthly parking rates in 5th Street Garage for qualified commuters

Meet Our Downtown Director Team:

Director: Gentry Lynch

Gentry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado.  She started working at the Edina Cradle Club in 2003 before she moved to Colorado to attend school. When she graduated and moved back to Minnesota she accepted the Lead Toddler Teacher position before transferring to a Lead Preschool Teacher role at the Minneapolis Cradle Club.  In 2011, Gentry became the Assistant Director at the Minneapolis location and later become the Director in early 2012.  In her spare time, Gentry enjoys spending time with her two girls, husband and family at the cabin.

Assistant Director: Jenny Vazquez

Jenny started at The Cradle Club in May of 2012.  She has worked both as a Young Preschool and Pre-K 1 Lead Teacher at The Cradle Club.  Jenny attended Normandale Community College with a focus in fundamentals in elementary education. She grew-up in North Minneapolis and Corcoran, and now calls St. Louis Park home. Her family includes her husband, Noe, and three wonderful sons, Adrian, Christian and Julian. Her interests include: Spending time with her family, hiking by the river and also reading chapter books with her boys before bed.  Jenny loves working with our staff and families to provide the very best care and education for our little ones!