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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 2nd Annual Tee Up for Tomorrow Golf Tournament presented by the Minnesota Vikings and John Randle will take place Monday, July 14. Learn more.
25th Annual Make Them Shine Gala
Our 25th Annual Make Them Shine Gala takes place Saturday, March 8! Visit the event's new interactive website to learn what's in store for the celebratory evening and purchase your tickets!
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 - UPS (United Parcel Service)
Over the past year, more than 40 UPS employees, families and friends gave nearly 275 hours of their time to St. David's Center.
In August 2010, they donated hundreds of hours of hard work to demolish our 16-year-old toddler playground and then returned later that month to build the first toddler playground in Minnesota that combines inclusive and natural play elements. Within weeks, members of the UPS leadership team finished several landscaping projects on the playground. More than 125 children of all abilities now run, jump and roll on it every day.
In March 2011, UPS and other volunteers checked coats, sold raffle tickets, gathered auction items and introduced BidPal to more than 550 guests at our 50th Anniversary Gala. The event raised more than $100,000 than last year, with gross revenue totaling $320,000.
Thank you, UPS, for giving so generously of your time and talents to support our organization!
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