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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 opened the first toddler playground in Minnesota combining inclusive and natural play elements in September 2010. 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.
"Tee Up for Tomorrow" Golf Tournament
Golf Hazeltine while supporting St. David's Center at our Inaugural Tee Up for Tomorrow Golf Tournament presented by the Minnesota Vikings and John Randle on Monday, July 15. Learn more.
The St. David's Center 7th Annual Fall Festival: Get Out and Grow!
More than 600 members of St. David's Center's community enjoyed a day in the great outdoors on Saturday, October 6, despite flurries in the morning and chilly breezes throughout the day.
Fall Festival attendees stayed warm:
- Moving and grooving with Kidsdance
- Huddled together on horse-drawn wagon rides from Cedar River Horse Logging
- Scaling the climbing wall
- Playing American Indian games with Three Rivers Park District and Putt Putt for Clean Water from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Frolicking in the School Forest
- Drinking warm beverages from People's Organic
Luckily, the cold didn't seem to bother our feathered friends from the Wildlife Science Center, the sow bugs from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the "fish" from Jasper Guide Services and Fish Camp or the insects from The Bug Zone. And the reptiles from Turtle Fun reveled in the heat from our gym.
As parent Jen Bischoff explained, "A fun time was had by all. Those who stayed home to keep warm don't know what they missed!"
See photos of the event on our Facebook page.
Our deepest gratitude to our generous sponsors for underwriting 100 percent of the costs for this event and to our partners for making this event possible!
Main Stage Sponsor:
The Bug Zone, Cedar River Horse Logging, Creative Kidstuff, Fish Camp, Great Harvest, Jasper Guide Services, Kidsdance, Landscape Structures, Inc., Mom Enough, Mind Body Solutions, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fishing in the Neighborhood, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Rainbow Party Arts, Three Rivers Park District, Turtle Fun, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program - Hennepin County, Whole Foods, Wildlife Science Center
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development | 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka, MN 55305 | (952) 939-0396
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