Welcome to the Lake Area Discovery Center

Lake Area Discovery Center is a Christian-based Early Childhood Program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age with 13 metro locations.

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LADC in 2 Minutes


The Canaday Family

LADC is unique because it is like family. It is like bringing your kids to your neighbor or sister or aunt. It's an extension of your family and we love that!

The Walker Family

The curriculum is presented in a loving, kind way that is both rigorous and fun – I love that my child thinks he’s just playing when he’s actually learning.

The Hedquist Family

The extended day programming is a great fit for working families. It allows our son to enjoy the full benefits of LADC all day long.

The Rowan Family

LADC is such a caring environment. Whenever we enter, we always feel so welcome there.

The Ziemer Family

All the teachers at LADC are well-prepared and the epitome of what you’d want for a preschool teacher.

We are NAEYC accredited and 4 Star Parent Aware Rated and our Four-Year-Degreed Licensed teachers engage the “whole-child” in welcoming, stimulating classrooms designed specifically designed for developing young children. We offer affordable and flexible full and half-day schedules to meet the needs of busy parents.

In Fall of 2015 we opened our 9th and 10th sites at St. Bart’s Catholic School in Wayzata and Calvin Christian School in Edina.

In Fall of 2016 we will be opening two new sites at Faithful Shepherd in Eagan and St. Helena's Catholic School in Minneapolis. Click here to see all our locations.

LADC strives to provide a stimulating environment which helps each child reach their full potential. Using the Creative Curriculum model, Daily Learning Centers incorporate skill building, creative arts, science, math, dramatic play, sensory, literature, writing, individualized cooking and music.

Child Care Assistance (CCAP) and Early Learning Scholarship recipients are welcome.

Grounded in the Early Childhood Family Education (EDFE) model, LADC believes you the parent are the first and most important teacher of your child. Our 4-year-degreed, licensed lead teachers team with you on your parenting journey, providing support through communication, conferences, family events and parent education opportunities.