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
Enroll your child in our English/Spanish Pre-K room!
We have a few openings for Fall in our exceptional Early Childhood Education English/Spanish Pre-K room. Mondays - Thursdays, flexible schedule, half-day or full-day, for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2015. Call CORE to learn more: 952-548-8700.
Tee Up for Tomorrow Golf Tournament
St. David's Center's Tee Up for Tomorrow Golf Tournament took place July 14, raising nearly $100,000 in support of our Building Our Children's Future Capital Campaign. John Randle and the Minnesota Vikings co-presented the tournament at Minnesota's premier course, Hazeltine National Golf Club, and 116 golfers participated. Check out our Facebook page to see photos snapped throughout the day!
Star Tribune names St. David's Center as Top 100 Workplace
For the first time, St. David's Center was recognized as one of the metro area's best places to work by the Star Tribune. We were one of three organizations new to the top workplace list for companies with more than 500 employees. "When you’re doing such... valuable work in the lives of children and their families, there is an authentic belief that we couldn't be engaged in more important work," our Executive Director Julie Sjordal said. The honor was awarded based on the response results of a survey taken by employees at 314 different organizations in Minnesota.
Children's Mental Health services expand outreach
Parents with young children in eight schools in the Hopkins and Osseo School Districts are gaining access to St. David's Center's expertise in pediatric mental health, thanks to a new School-Linked Mental Health program, funded in part by a multi-year grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services' Children's Mental Health Division. According to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control, one in five children has a diagnosable mental health need, yet only 20 percent of those children are able to access services.
In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature doubled the funding for school-linked mental health grants acknowledging that assessment and treatment through school-based services can identify and treat conditions that may otherwise be overlooked. St. David's Center mental health professionals began working in both school districts earlier this spring and will be embedded within all eight schools at the start of the 2014-15 school year. They serve children struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma and phobias in grades K-6 regardless of a family's ability to pay for the service. Read our press release to learn more about our School-Linked Mental Health Services.
Hitting a home run for our children and families
Some of St. David's Center's biggest fans enjoyed a fun night out at the Minnesota Twins game Monday, June 30! Clients, families and staff who gave a gift in support of our spring fundraising appeal received tickets to the baseball game thanks to a generous donation from the Twins Commissioner's Initiative. Check out our Facebook album to see pictures from the ballpark!