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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.
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 free and open to the community.
Parenting from Your Heart: Compassion, Connection and Choice
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
St David's Center, Gym
3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka
Do you want to dramatically transform the way you communicate in your family? Do you hope to create meaningful, nurturing, mutually respectful relationships with your children? Join us for a discussion on how to deepen your connection with your children using empathic listening and practical communication tools. Attendees will learn:
- How to understand the needs behind all behavior, especially behavior we do not enjoy.
- Practical principles, skills and practices you can apply to your parenting today.
- How communication practices can help create a compassion-based home environment where children and parents are nurtured emotionally.
Learn more about this Community Education Series discussion, and register by Oct. 21 completing the form below.
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