For more than 50 years, St. David’s Center has been building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family. Today we serve nearly 2,000 children and families annually through: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention and Treatment, and Life-Phase Services, at our center in Minnetonka and in the community.
The best for my child
A St. David’s Center parent of six years, Jill has always believed the Early Childhood Education program was the best choice for her sons. What makes it the best? For Jill it is the dedicated teachers and vibrant facilities.
Developing full potential
When Pilar first came to St. David’s Center as a toddler with Down syndrome, her parents didn’t know what to expect. After a successful transition to kindergarten, Pilar is now a thriving 7-year-old with more friends than can be counted.
Building lifelong relationships
Sierra began her journey with St. David's Center as a preschool student. Now a vibrant teenager, she is building lifelong relationships in the after-school Adventure program.
A healthy transition
When Paul’s parents learned he was withdrawing from friendships and acting out in school, they were concerned. They knew the divorce had been hard on him, but now it was time to get help.
A brighter future for my family
Kelly always wanted the best for her sons, so when her family was impacted by domestic violence, she came to Family Place to get the support they needed.
News and Events
Hundreds Celebrate at 25th Annual Gala
Inside every child is a spark. Light the way.
Make them shine.
Nearly 500 guests gathered the evening of March 8 for a night dedicated to building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family. Held at the stunning International Market Square in Minneapolis, the event featured live jazz music by the George Maurer Group, a silent and live auction, delicious dinner, inspirational program and After Party. View the touching video featured at the Gala that gives a glimpse into the nurturing relationships that are built each new day at St. David's Center.
SDC Welcomes Senate Capital Investment Committee for Tour
Members of the Minnesota Senate Investment Committee toured St. David's Center's Minnetonka campus March 7. The committee is considering including St. David's Center's $3.75 million request for public bond funding (part of the Building Our Children's Future Capital Campaign) in its budget recommendations. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has already included the request in his capital budget recommendations for 2014, released Jan. 15. The House of Representatives Capital Investment Committee is also considering the request after taking a tour Nov. 8.
To tell the Senate Capital Investment Committee why you believe St. David's Center deserves bond funding, CLICK HERE!
Magazine Names St. David's Center as Best Preschool
Executive Director Julie Sjordal and Early Childhood Program Director Elissa Rislov accepted the 2014 Best Preschool Award at the Lake Minnetonka Magazine celebration on Feb. 13. St. David's Center was one of three finalists considered for the award, which was determined by a community vote. 2014 marks the third consecutive year St. David's Center has won the honor.
Autism Day Treatment
Our ADT program is now accepting applicants—morning or afternoon programming available pending assessment recommendations. Contact CORE at 952.548.8700 for intake paperwork or to set up a tour. Learn more.
"Building Our Children’s Future" Capital Campaign
Our Building Our Children's Future Capital Campaign will enable St. David's Center to reach 90 percent more children with early identification and early intervention services within the first three years of the investment. Learn more.