We believe that all children can learn if we can learn how to teach them.

 

We believe that all children can learn if we can learn how to teach them.

 

St. Francis Children’s Center

Our mission is to serve and educate children with special needs in inclusive environments, enabling them to reach their greatest potential.

About St. Francis Children's Center

About Us

For almost 50 years, our caring team has helped children achieve success in their homes, in their schools and in their communities.

Our Programs

Our Programs

We serve children with autism, special needs and developmental delays, along with typically developing kids, from four weeks until age 22.

Leading Lights Awards Banquet

Awards Banquet

We are thrilled to share that our 2017 Leading Lights Awards Banquet raised a record-breaking $175,000 to support our programs and services.

I’m a St. Francis Kid!

Every child is special and unique, and so are their stories.

Lillian’s Story

Lillian’s Story

Lillian was close to turning two years old when her parents enrolled her in St. Francis Children’s Center’s (SFCC) Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program. The program provides care and education to children as early as four weeks old up to five years old. Lillian...

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Cody’s Story – Riding off into the Sunset

Cody’s Story – Riding off into the Sunset

Meet Cody, a very active young boy who relishes in playtime and can often be found in St. Francis Children’s Center’s Family Activity Center each week playing with toys or sliding down our slide. A few days after his birth, Cody was diagnosed with Down syndrome,...

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From Silent to Scout: Ben’s Story

From Silent to Scout: Ben’s Story

Ben Gapinski eats cucumbers…but only at his friend’s house. He’s been in Cub Scouts since first grade, and someday, he wants to become an Eagle Scout. In a lot of ways, Ben sounds like your typical 10-year-old. But his mother, Nancy, admits the road has not been easy...

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OUR IMPACT

in 2016

86 percent of children served had a developmental delay or special need

86%

of children served had a developmental delay or special need

797 children and families were served

797

children and families were served

47 percent of families served were living at or below the poverty level

47%

of families served were living at or below the poverty level