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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.
Our team of therapists offer evaluation and treatment for children with severely restricted eating patterns, generally eating foods from only one food or texture group.
Using a multidisciplinary feeding therapy evaluation, our trained therapists create a plan that meets each child's individual needs.
Our non-invasive, supportive approach helps resolve feeding issues while incorporating parent education and home practice, which are a vital part of the treatment.
Feeding consultations and therapies are available for children of all ages.
Recognizing Feeding Problems in Children
A referral for feeding evaluation may be warranted if a child exhibits two or more of the following:
- Ongoing poor weight gain or weight loss
- Ongoing choking, gagging or coughing, vomiting during meals
- History of nasal or gastric reflux
- History of a traumatic choking incident
- Inability to make age appropriate food transitions
- Aversion or avoidance of all foods in specific texture or food group
- Eats fewer than 20 different foods
- An infant who cries and/or arches at most meals
- Family mealtimes feel like battles
All major insurance, Medical Assistance/TEFRA, PMAPs and private pay.
To learn more, please contact our Central Office of Resources and Enrollment (CORE) at 952.548.8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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