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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.
Get Out and Grow! 5K Fun Run
Get Out and Grow with us at the 5K Fun Run Saturday, Sept. 27! A run through the great outdoors encourages families to exercise together, builds physical fitness and promotes well-being and team spirit. Register or learn more today!
The 9th Annual St. David's Center
Fall Festival: Get Out and Grow!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka
Celebrate the great outdoors and your family's place in it! The free outdoor festival is open to the community and features 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!
5K Fun Run
A 9:00 a.m. pre-festival event for all ages and abilities. Learn more and register today!
A popular food truck featuring handcrafted cuisine using only local ingredients from sustainable, environmentally responsible sources - available for purchase at the event! Visit their Facebook page to learn more.
- 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 in the Minnesota Zoo Zoomobile (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
- Create mini clay flower pots with Kidcreate Studio™
- Learn to identify common freshwater fish and practice casting with Jasper Guide Services and Fish Camp
- Putt Putt for Clean Water with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Scale the giant climbing wall
- Awaken your mind and body with yoga for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities
- Stop by the Bug Zone for a close-up and unique look at the amazing and hidden world of insects and arthropods
- Discover reflection and symmetry while making your own beautiful kaleidoscope with The Works Museum
- Create nature crafts using natural outdoor materials with Minnetonka Center for the Arts
- And much more!
Thank You to our Fall Festival Sponsors:
Main Attraction Sponsor:
Thank You to our Fall Festival Partners:
Cedar River Horse Logging, Creative Kidstuff, Fish Camp!, Gastrotruck, 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 ™, 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 event, please contact our Special Events Manager at 952.548.8627 or email@example.com.
For photos from past Fall Festivals, 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