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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.
Intervening Early for the Best Returns
Today, more families than ever are facing critical challenges such as job loss, mental health issues and other stressors that can lead to poor developmental outcomes in children. There is growing need for early intervention and home visiting services that provide resources, support and therapy to children and parents that help stabilize home environments and develop necessary skills.
Your gifts to St. David's Center directly support children and families most in need of care - children like Vincent who as a young preschooler was struggling on his path to school readiness due to circumstances beyond his control.
"I didn't know where to turn. Once St. David's Center came into our lives, it was such a sense of relief. My wish would be for everyone who has a child like Vincent to find St. David's Center. They made such a difference." - Tonya, Vincent's mother.
Vincent joined the Family Place Preschool Day Treatment program and home visiting became a critical part of assessing his needs. Now a thriving kindergartener, Vincent and his family received services during a critical time that made a big difference in his development.
Because of the generous support we receive, St. David's Center is able to make a tremendous impact on those children and families who are most vulnerable within our community. Through our focus on early intervention and engagement with families like Vincent's, St. David's Center works to repair the impact of trauma so children can form healthy relationships with teachers and peers in a preschool setting -- to lay the foundation for success in school and in the community.
Did You Know?
Your gift - matched dollar for dollar by the Evenstad Family Foundation - is critical to our ability to respond to the needs of children in our community. Please consider giving generously today. Your gift qualifies for this challenge grant if received by the end of our fiscal year, May 31, 2013. Also, take advantage of your employer's matching gift program as yet another way to maximize your gift to St. David's Center.
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