Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church's Lake Area Discovery Center

Forest Lake Preschool

About Us

Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake is located 15 miles north of White Bear, across the street from beautiful Forest Lake. In 2012 Lake Area Discovery Center joined with Little Hands Preschool to bring expanded programming with 4-year degreed, licensed teachers to Forest Lake. This location boasts a state-of-the-art facility with a beautiful full-size gym.

Site Director Cemantha Wibstad student taught with LADC and accepted a position shortly thereafter. Her contagious energy and bright smile continue to light up the Forest Lake site.

Cemantha Wibstad
Cemantha Wibstad

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886 North Shore Drive
Forest Lake, MN United States
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Available Classes

Infant Program (NEW FALL 2017!)

6 weeks - 15 months

A warm and caring environment for infants, providing a variety of engaging and stimulating experiences including music, fine-motor, large-motor, quiet time and more! Teacher/Infant Ratio 4:1. Full-time enrollment only.
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Explorer Class

16 - 35 Months (by Sept 1)

A hands on classroom experience for young children in a loving, nurturing environment. Includes weekly experiences in age-appropriate Art, Sensory, Story time, Music, Large-muscle, Science and more! Children attending full day have a 2 hour nap/rest time in the afternoon. All snacks are provided by the program. All lead teachers have 2 or 4 year degree in early-childhood. Children do not need to be toilet-trained. Teacher/Student Ratio 7:1.
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Discovery/Kinderstart Preschool Classes

3,4,5 Years Old

A hands on class-room experience for the pre-kindergarten child. Activities are designed to further the students’ Kindergarten readiness skills, highlighting one-on-one time with teachers, and social experiences. Includes weekly experiences in Music, Spanish, Math, Literacy, Science, Large Muscle, Art and more! Included in the weekly curriculum are both Letter of the Week and Unit Theme-based lessons. All lead teachers are 4 year degree/pre-primary certified teachers with MN teaching licenses. All snacks are provided by the program. Children are expected to be toilet-trained. Teacher/Student Ratio 10:1. Families may choose a 2, 3, 4 or 5 day option in the morning, afternoon or full day. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL 3 DAY OPTIONS MUST INCLUDE A MONDAY OR FRIDAY.
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Extended Care

All Ages

Children experience care in a nurturing environment, filled with creative activities, large muscle time and music with LADC teachers. Breakfast and After School Snack is provided by the program. Breakfast is served for children attending before 8:00am; After School Snack is served at 4:00pm.
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Lunch Bunch Buddies

All Ages

Cold and Hot Lunch options are provided every day for children attending through 12:30pm. Lunches are well-balanced and nutritional, following the guidelines provided by the MN Department of Education. (Excepting Infant Program, whose breast milk/formula is provided by the family. Snacks for older infants/toddlers are provided by LADC.)
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Additional Childcare Days

All Ages

Childcare is offered on days regular school is closed and is included in Inclusive Tuition Rate schedules; included in Weekly Tuition Rate schedules; Monthly Tuition Rate schedules may check for availability to attend for an additional tuition fee. (ie: Winter/Spring Breaks; Teacher Workshop Days)
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