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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
Our Annual Tee Up for Tomorrow Golf Tournament presented by the Minnesota Vikings and John Randle will take place Monday, July 14. Learn more or purchase your foursome or sponsorship today!
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 - Jackie Fallenstein
Jackie Fallenstein has been a committed volunteer at St. David’s Center since 2012, after first becoming connected to the organization when her second child was born. Jackie’s son experienced developmental delays and, wanting the best for him, she sought out recommendations from friends. On her first visit to St. David’s Center’s facilities, she was delighted to see our commitment to inclusion. The toddler playground’s design of being built into the ground especially caught her eye. She knew it would provide accessibility for her son to play and interact with his peers, and aid in his journey of learning to walk.
Wanting to give back to the place that’s given so much to her son, Jackie has played an active role in St. David’s Center’s volunteer efforts. She volunteered setting up for the 23rd and 24th annual St. David’s Center Make Them Shine Gala prior to enjoying those evening as a guest, and has plans to volunteer yet again in 2014 for 25th annual one.
This past December, Jackie also took part in the annual Basic Needs Drive. She was a key person in our drive efforts this year as she helped with coordination, communications, box wrapping, and item collection. Through her efforts and commitment we were able to help numerous St. David’s Center families in need with basic necessities such as diapers and toothbrushes during the holiday season. Along with these two volunteer opportunities, she has also helped with St. David’s Early Childhood Education picture day.
Jackie loves to volunteer because it makes her feel good to know that she is helping those in need. She volunteers with St David’s Center because of the happy, caring and enthusiastic staff with whom she has the opportunity to work. Jackie is a proud St. David’s Center volunteer and would recommend that others take the time to “get to know this special place better” through volunteering.
Fallenstein played a key role in organizing
the 2013 Holiday Basic Needs Drive
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development | 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka, MN 55305 | (952) 939-0396
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