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St. Catherine University and the Montessori Center of Minnesota (MCM) are partnering to bring additional and needed services to children and families who are part of the Montessori Partners Serving All Children program.

Faculty and students in St. Catherine’s public health, occupational therapy, physician assistant, education and social work departments will work with MCM to identify and provide interventions that promote optimum growth and development of children and support caregivers so that children can be successful in school and life.

Key goals of the project are:

  • 100 percent school readiness – or plans and progress toward readiness – among children in the community Montessori schools;
  • Increased parent/caregiver capacity to support healthy child development, with 75 percent participation in parent education programs, and demonstrated increases in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to healthy child development;
  • A strong and sustainable university-community partnership that can be a model for others;
  • Increases in St. Kate’s students’ abilities to work inter-professionally and effectively serve diverse communities.

About St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, F-12
St. Paul, MN 55105