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St. David's Center for Child & Family Development

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St. David’s Center is an exceptional preschool, children’s mental health clinic and pediatric therapy clinic—all under one roof. We also provide day treatment programs for children with autism and mental health diagnoses on our Minnetonka and Minneapolis campuses. In addition, we offer a variety of programs throughout the Twin Cities metro area in community settings and in family homes.

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Our Mission

Building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family.

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These include school-linked mental health therapy in the Hopkins, Robbinsdale, and Osseo School Districts, an Autism Day Treatment Program for East African children in Minneapolis, Early Childhood Home Visiting, In-Home Mental Health Services, and Therapeutic Recreation programs for teens and young adults aamong others. At St. David’s Center, relationships are more than a benefit—they are the foundation for our work.

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St. David's Center is the reason Sandon has reached the milestones he has.
Stephanie, Sandon's Mother

As a result of the mission and work of St. David’s Center:

Young children of all abilities will be well prepared for learning and life through access to developmentally informed, emotionally responsive early childhood education.

Children with developmental needs will have improved outcomes as a result of early intervention and treatment.

Children, adolescents, and adults with enduring special needs will thrive in their homes and communities through access to developmentally informed support services.

Together with families, community partners and other stakeholders, St. David’s Center will build communities that support healthy relationships and development.


St. David’s Center now serves over 4,000 children, teens and young adults annually, with a particular focus on at-risk populations.

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St. David’s Center was founded more than 50 years ago. Although no longer affiliated with the church, we retain the St. David’s name to honor our community heritage. Formerly known as St. David’s Child Development & Family Services, we changed our name to St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development in 2009 to better reflect our position as a center for leadership in child and family development. We continue our mission to build relationships that nurture every child and family.

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Our Values


All development unfolds along individual pathways.



Nurturing relationships are fundamental for healthy development.



Evolving partnerships are essential to meet the changing needs of families.



Developmental success is enhanced through a thoughtfully integrated approach to services.



Inclusive environments, embracing individual differences, promote optimal development of all people.



Investing our resources in human development will lead to a stronger community, both today and in the future.


Signed Financial Statement


2017 Annual Report

We couldn't do the important work our families rely on without you. Read a summary of the past year's accomplishments.

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