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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
Our Inaugural Tee Up for Tomorrow Golf Tournament presented by the Minnesota Vikings and John Randle on took place on Monday, July 15. Learn more.
The St. David's Center 8th Annual Fall Festival: Get Out and Grow!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka
Our 8th Annual Fall Festival: Get Out and Grow! celebrates the great outdoors and your family's place in it! The event will feature up-close encounters with animals and nature as well as interactive art, music and energy-boosting activities that promote positive growth in all areas of child development. The free outdoor festival -- held on our 2.5 acres of DNR-designated wetlands and School Forest -- is for participants of all ages and abilities and is open to the whole community.
- Move and groove with Kidsdance
- Search for wildlife on horse-drawn wagon rides through the School Forest with Cedar River Horse Logging
- Experience up-close encounters with furry creatures and creepy-crawly lizards at the Minnesota Zoo Zoomobile (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
- Create clay slab fish sculptures with Kidcreate Studio™
- Learn to identify common freshwater fish and practice casting with Jasper Guide Services and Fish Camp
- Taste-test apples, observe plant parts, spin the prize wheel and meet Woodstock, the fuzzy chicken, (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
- Putt Putt for Clean Water with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Scale the giant climbing wall with Three Rivers Park District
- Create nature crafts using natural outdoor materials with Minnetonka Center for the Arts
- Imitate your favorite nature-dweller with wild and woodsy face painting by Rainbow Party Arts
- And much more!
Mosaic Wetland Trailway Treasure Hunt
Walk, run, roll or stroll with friends and family during the Mosaic Wetland Trailway Treasure Hunt through our School Forest and Minnetonka Trail System from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.! Children and adults of all abilities can explore what nature has to offer while staying active.
Fall Festival Market
Purchase kid-friendly healthy snacks, lunches and beverages and coffee from Peoples Organic Café®.
Fall Festival Sponsors
Thank you for making this event possible!
Fall Festival Partners
Cedar River Horse Logging, Creative Kidstuff, Fish Camp!, Great Harvest, Jasper Guide Services, Kidcreate Studio™, Kidsdance, Landscape Structures, Inc., Mind Body Solutions, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Minnesota DNR, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minnesota Zoo, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Mom Enough™, Rainbow Party Arts, Three Rivers Park District, Turtle Fun, University of Minnesota Master Gardener program, Whole Foods, and Wildlife Science Center
For more information on how to become a sponsor or have a booth at the event, please contact our Special Events Manager at 952.548.8627 or email@example.com.
For photos from last year's event, check out our Facebook page.
Learn about our School Forest and Wetlands.
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