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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!
Family Place Day Treatment
Family Place is a treatment program for children struggling to manage their emotions and behaviors at home and/or within their childcare or school setting. Family Place promotes the positive and healthy development of children by:
- Identifying emotional, social and developmental needs
- Providing opportunities to learn and practice new behaviors in well-supported classrooms
- Improving parent/child relationships and helping parents learn a variety of ways to respond to the needs of their children
Classroom Intervention: Morning and afternoon day treatment classrooms are available for children ages 2.5 through kindergarten. The goals of classroom intervention are to repair social, emotional and behavioral functioning; and improve a child’s self-esteem, self-confidence and capacity to engage in successful relationships.
Home Visits: Each family in the Family Place program is matched with a mental health practitioner and a mental health professional that conduct home visits tailored to meet each family's unique needs.
- Monday - Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
- Year-round programming available
- Transportation may be available upon request
At this time, we accept payment through Medical Assistance (MA) and MA PMAPS.
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