News and Events
Early Childhood Education Open House
Take a tour, learn about our high-quality preschool and childcare programs and find out how to enroll for Summer/Fall 2015!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. & 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Learn more about our Early Childhood Education program and Open House.
How to keep your family stress-free during the holidays
Our Senior Director of Foster Care and Adoption, Kate Rickord, MA, LP, shared great tips with KARE 11 to decrease stress and increase joy during the holiday season. Check it out, and happy holidays!
Media covers St. David's Center Symposium on Buffering Children from Toxic Stress
St. David’s Center hosted three leaders in the field of child development to educate the community on the impact of toxic stress on childhood brain development, and the ways in which early intervention can buffer that stress. Dr. Megan Gunnar, Dr. Martha Erickson, and Dr. Anne Edwards presented foundational and current research in that scientific area, the importance of parents and caregivers in increasing resiliency and promoting optimal development, and the role members of the medical community are beginning to play in identifying and addressing toxic stress.
In the room with community professionals was KSTP 5, who stopped by to report on the symposium. Watch the story to get a summary of the day's presentation.
Partnership with local theater to enhance client development
Beginning in December 2014, children and youth in St. David's Center's Autism Day Treatment, Early Childhood Education, Family Place and Therapeutic Reecreation programs will have the chance to develop their individuality, confidence and friendships through acting, all thanks to a blossoming partnership with Stages Theatre Company. Read more about how St. David's Center families will benefit from the innovative sensory-friendly theater programming.
Maximize school readiness by nurturing social, emotional development
Mom Enough, a close partner of St. David's Center, asked Katie Hill and Mary Kreps of our Early Childhood Education program to share what kind of social and emotional skills children need to succeed in kindergarten. Listen to their podcast to learn the role parents play in nurturing those skills, and how creative play can help.