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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!
Community Education Series
St. David's Center hosts quarterly discussions for parents and professionals on a variety of topics related to child and family development. These presentations are open to the community.
"Food Fight!" Nutritional Strategies for Children with ASD
and Their Families
Presented in partnership with AuSM
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
St David's Center, Gym
3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka
Research has proven that children with ASD have numerous nutrient deficiencies and gastrointestinal disorders that contribute to poor health and behavioral symptoms. Sensory issues, food refusal and peculiar cravings affect many children with ASD, making it difficult to introduce healthier foods. Anne Kelly, MD, MPH, will present information on the use of whole food powders to make nutrient-rich shakes that are affordable, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free, and discuss strategies that will simplify the nutrition routine for the whole family.
AuSM Member: $25
St. David’s Center Family: $25 (when registering, select AuSM Member as your membership status)
Individual with ASD: $10
Learn more about this Community Education Series discussion, and register for the discussion through AuSM's website. Be sure to select "Food Fight! Nutritional Strategies for Children with ASD and Their Families (held at St. David's)" after selecting your membership status to register for this Jan. 29 Skillshop.
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