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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!
Volunteering at St. David's Center
You can help us build relationships that nurture the development of every child and family.
St. David's Center offers unique and rewarding volunteer opportunities in a variety of programs at our Minnetonka location and in the broader Twin Cities West metro community. We understand the importance of volunteers and the impact they have on each and every child, and we are committed to providing ongoing support, training and flexibility.
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Volunteer Spotlight - Tapan Bhattacharya
With the introduction of Tapan Bhattacharya, St. David’s Center has built a new relationship that is helping us even more effectively nurture the development of every child and family.
Tapan has been volunteering multiple days a week at the Minnetonka campus in the Admissions and Health Information Management department. A retiree with a strong and prestigious background in information technology, he has been helping St. David’s Center build an internal website to keep staff in all of our 20+ programs in tune with each other and the organization.
“The task has been challenging and Tapan has been very helpful in figuring out how to set up the site and view its development from different angles. We are blessed to have him,” said Carol Kuelbs, our Compliance & Information Technology Strategist.
“I worked in the computer industry for 40 years, and after retiring, I wanted to keep my brain working,” Tapan said. “I am happy to be able to share my skills and contribute to the community through St. David’s Center.”
While many of St. David’s Center’s volunteers come to us during or following their children’s involvement with one of our programs, Tapan, who lives in Edina with his wife, found St. David’s Center through VolunteerMatch.com. “I didn’t really know anything about the organization, but I’ve been surprised and inspired by its size and services,” he said.
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