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Nurturing development

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Intervention at St Davids Center

News and Events

Get Out and Grow! at our 5K Fun Run and Fall Festival

Saturday, Sept. 27

5K Fun Run: 9 a.m.
Fall Festival: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

St. David's Center Grounds, Minnetonka

Celebrate the great outdoors and your family’s place in it!


Participate in our inaugural 5K Fun Run! A run through the great outdoors encourages families to exercise together, builds physical fitness and promotes well-being and team spirit. Registration is available the day of the event at 8 a.m., but preferred t-shirt size is not guaranteed to day-of registrants.


Then, stay for our free community Get Out and Grow! Fall Festival, which gets started at 10 a.m. and features up-close encounters with animals and nature, interactive art, music and health-boosting activities that will get the whole family having fun outdoors.

Registration now open for After-School Adventure

Our Therapeutic Recreation team is now accepting applications for its After-School Adventure program. Adventure gives youth with special needs ages 11 and up the opportunity to participate in group activities in  a fun, structured environment. The program takes place from the time school lets out in the afternoon until 6 p.m. at four metro locations (Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis, Richfield or St. Louis Park) and includes "adventures" to various community destinations, like bowling alleys and libraries, as well as fun activities like yoga, zumba, healthy cooking and volunteering at nursing homes. Check out the flyer to 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.

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.

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.


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