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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
Golf Hazeltine while supporting St. David's Center at our Inaugural Tee Up for Tomorrow Golf Tournament presented by the Minnesota Vikings and John Randle on Monday, July 15. Learn more.
Clean Up Crew!
Rediscover the fun of toys, trikes and bouncing balls by assisting with cleaning toys, gym equipment and therapy equipment. St David's Center has three gyms, a therapy center and 20+ classrooms as well as storage areas with toys for rotating classroom inventories. All of these items need to be washed on a regular basis.
Commitment: May be done one time or ongoing with a flexible schedule. Opportunity may be limited based on current needs and availability.
Early Childhood Program Classroom Assistance
Assist classroom staff with activities and provide the children with guidance, affirmation and support as they go through their daily routines. Volunteers will read stories, help with crafts and play with the children, providing an extra measure of attention.
Commitment: Prefer two to three hours once a week. Must be 15 or older. Daytime and after-school hours available. Opportunity may be limited based on current needs and availability.
Meeting Vital Needs
St. David's Center has many on-going needs that are dependent on the generosity of community drives. Volunteers have organized drives with items including diapers, books, school supplies, baby items, personal care items and toys/games.
Commitment: May be done one time and from any home or work place. To view St. David's Center's current wish lists click here.
Rain Garden Weeding
Volunteers needed to help weed St. David's Center's rain garden (once a month). One-time or ongoing opportunity.
Commitment: This opportunity is seasonal (best in the spring/summer months) and based on current needs and availability.
Volunteers may choose from a variety of projects, including mending toys and costumes, sewing pillow cases and covers for therapy equipment, and making new costumes and props for dramatic play.
Commitment: May be done from home. Based on current program needs.
Stop and Smell the Flowers
Assist in maintaining gardens, doing occasional weeding, transplanting and mulching.
Commitment: Can be done as a one-time event or on a monthly basis. This opportunity is seasonal and based on current needs and availability.
Assist in a variety of tasks needed to help restore our wetland/forest area to its natural state. Volunteers are needed to remove non-native invasive species such as garlic mustard and buckthorn and to reintroduce native species. Can be done by individuals or groups. One-time or ongoing opportunity. Flexible scheduling.
Commitment: Flexible times and schedules based on the specific project; most projects need to be done in spring, summer and fall. This opportunity is based on current needs and availability.
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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