News and Events
STEP Series for Parents
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
April 7 - May 19
St. David's Center, Minnetonka
As a parent, you want a calm, happy family environment. You want your children to grow into responsible adults capable of leading meaningful, healthy lives. STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) is a program providing millions of parents with information and practical skills to help children from the start. This program is presented in a seven-week series by occupational therapist Faith Mianulli. Learn more about the series and how you can join.
Parent Tip: How to use music to increase and improve your child's developmental skills
In honor of March being National Music Therapy Month, Mom Enough ® asked St. David's Center music therapist Kathy Reason to share music strategies that can benefit your child's development. Kathy works with children in St. David's Center's Autism Day Treatment program as well as in our outpatient rehab clinic.
Listen to the podcast to learn how music therapy differs from music education and what makes it a unique and effective therapy tool. You can also check out a list of Kathy's tips on a variety of therapy topics, including how to structure play using music.
Early Childhood Education enrollment open for Summer/Fall 2015
Our high-quality preschool and childcare program is now accepting applications for Summer 2015 and the 2015-'16 School Year. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to submit yours early!
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.