News and Events
Celebrating The Week of the Young Child
Our high-quality preschool and childcare program is celebrating the Week of the Young Child with dress up days, yummy treats and all sorts of fun activities! Check out how we connect fun and learning at St. David's Center, and learn more about enrolling your child for Summer 2015 and the 2015-'16 School Year. Applications are now available!
Stages Theatre Company offers sensory-friendly performance of One-Dog Canoe
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Stages Theatre Company, a St. David's Center partner that provides theater workshops within many of our programs, is presenting a sensory-friendly production of One-Dog Canoe with lowered sound levels and raised house lights. The 45-minute performance aims to create an atmosphere where young people on the autism spectrum can comfortably enjoy their theater experience, and allows audience members to talk openly during the show, move throughout the house, and take a break in a designated Safe Zone if needed.
Purchase tickets through the Stages Theatre Company website.
Parent Tip: How unstructured play outdoors benefits child development
Spring is in the air this April, and it's also Occupational Therapy Month! Our clinical supervisor of occupational therapy, Robin Campbell, shares with Mom Enough ® why unstructured outdoor play is so important for a child's development. Listen to her brief beginning at 21:40 and check out her list of tips for getting your child outdoors.
Full-day summer programming available for teens with special needs
Our Therapeutic Recreation team is now accepting applications for full-day Summer Adventure programming, which runs June 15-Aug. 21 in the Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis and St. Louis Park communities. Adventure gives youth with special needs ages 11 and up the opportunity to participate in group activities in a fun, structured environment. The program includes "adventures" to various community destinations, like Vertical Endeavors rock climbing, waterparks, Valley Fair, canoeing at Wilderness Inquiry and more. Check out the flyer to learn more about Summer Adventure 2015!
Magazine picks St. David's Center as one of lake area's best
The editor of Lake Minnetonka Magazine picked St. David's Center as the lake area's Best Nonprofit for Kids and Families. The honor was announced Thursday, Feb. 5 at the magazine's annual Best Of Lake Minnetonka event and is published in its Best Of 2015 issue. 2015 marks the fourth consecutive year St. David's Center has received a Best Of award.