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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!
9th Annual St. David's Center
Fall Festival: Get Out and Grow!
Nearly 1,300 children and families from the community celebrated the great outdoors with us at our 2014 Get Out and Grow! Fall Festival. The free outdoor festival featured 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. New this year was a pre-festival 5K Fun Run, in which more than 200 individuals of all ages and abilities participated.
Check out snapshot's from the 2014 Fall Festival and 5K Fun Run!
Photos by Leslie Kellum Photography
View even more photos from the 2014 Get Out and Grow! Fall Festival on our Facebook page!
Thank you to our 2014 Fall Festival Sponsors:
Main Attraction Sponsor:
Thank you to our 2014 Fall Festival Partners:
Cedar River Horse Logging, Creative Kidstuff, Fish Camp!, Foss Swim School, Gastrotruck, Great Harvest Bread Company, Jasper Guide Services, Kidcreate Studio ™, Kidsdance, Krista Costin Yoga, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minnesota Zoo, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Mom Enough ™, Pinstripes, Rainbow Party Arts, The Bug Zone, The Works Museum, Three Rivers Park District, Turtle Fun, Whole Foods, Wildlife Science Center
For more information on how to become a sponsor or have a booth at the 2015 event, please contact our Special Events Manager at 952.548.8627 or email@example.com.
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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