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Where Everybody Belongs
At St. David's Center, inclusion is not a practice or an educational strategy, it is a value. Learn how preschool children, like Jonathan, benefit when they have opportunities to play and learn side-by-side with children of all abilities. Watch video.
Play for All
St. David's Center is home to the first toddler playground in Minnesota that combines inclusive and natural play elements. Learn more.
Importance of Early Intervention
Learn how preschool children with developmental challenges, like Joey and Drew, make gains faster thanks to intensive, targeted intervention early in life. Watch video.
St. David's Center proudly meets all of the Charity Review Council's Accountability Standards for non-profits. Charities that meet all standards are granted the use of the Council's "Meets Standards" seal which gives donors indication of a charity's commitment to accountable and ethical practices. Learn more.
What is St. David's Center?
With a 50-year history, St. David's Center has grown and changed based on community need. Learn more about the organization today and our goals for the future in this video overview.
Finding a Toy for Your Child with Special Needs
St. David's Center partnered with Creative Kidstuff to train their staff and develop a website to help you find the right toy for your child with special needs, develop their skills and show you the best way to play. Check it out.
Celebrating our staff's service
Executive Director Julie Sjordal (top) & ECE Special Needs Manager Jana Rasmussen (bottom) celebrate 25 & 30 years, respectively, with St. David's Center.
Proud to be named a Top 100 Workplace!
St. David’s Center is proud to be named a 2014 "Top 100 Workplace” by the Star Tribune. The honor was awarded as result of positive survey feedback from hundreds of our valued employees. Learn more about our employment opportunities.
2013-2014 Annual Report now published!
The document tells three inspiring stories of families and staff meeting milestones in St. David's Center programs, and details successes we've experienced throughout the past year. View the report and see how we're living out our mission with your support!
A unique feature at St. David's Center is our School Forest -- two-and-a-half acres of protected wetland marsh, which we use as an outdoor classroom and training center for environmental education. Our School Forest Program was certified by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in 1999. There are only five other certified School Forest Programs in Hennepin County.
The School Forest is open to the general public to explore at their leisure from dawn until dusk. It also is available for educational purposes for groups of all ages and abilities.
If you would like more information about the St. David's Center School Forest, please contact our School Forest Coordinator at 952.548.8629.
St. David's Center features a state-of-the-art playground developed for both typically developing children and children with special needs. MeMe's Playground is located on the northern perimeter of St. David's Center (near Plymouth Road) and is open to the public after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends.
St. David's Center opened the first toddler playground in Minnesota to combine inclusive and natural play elements in September 2010. Designed with every toddler in mind, the pint-sized playground is located on the east side of our building. Learn more.
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development | 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka, MN 55305 | (952) 939-0396
Serving Minneapolis and the Greater Twin Cities Metro