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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.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
Building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family
As a result of the mission and work of St. David's Center:
- Young children of all abilities will be well prepared for learning and life through access to developmentally-informed, emotionally-responsive early childhood education.
- Children with developmental needs will have improved outcomes as a result of early intervention and treatment.
- Children, adolescents and adults with enduring special needs will thrive in their homes and communities through access to developmentally-informed support services.
- Together with families, community partners and other stakeholders, St. David's Center will build communities that support healthy relationships and development.
To best accomplish our mission, we are guided by the following core beliefs:
All development unfolds along individual pathways
Nurturing relationships are fundamental for healthy development
Evolving partnerships are essential to meet the changing needs of families
Developmental success is enhanced through a thoughtfully integrated approach to services
Inclusive environments, embracing individual differences, promote optimal development of all people
Investing our resources in human development will lead to a stronger community, both today and in the future
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