St. Helena Catholic School’s Discovery Center

Minneapolis Preschool

"My husband and I work two jobs and they’ve been partners in helping us grow the children and get them ready for grade school. "

--The Ziemer Family


St. Helena Catholic School’s Discovery Center, LADC’s 12th partnership. This Minneapolis preschool is opening Fall of 2016, adding a second location in the Minneapolis community. Located just a few blocks from Highway 55, St. Helena’s has an ideal location that we know will benefit the families we serve.

Location Documents

Available Classes

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.

Lunch Bunch Buddies

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.)

Extended Care

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.


3200 East 44th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, United States

Hours of Operation

7:00am to 5:30pm