First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church’s Discovery Center

White Bear Lake Preschool

About Us

First Lutheran Church’s site opened in 2003 and became the second site to partner with Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC). The site has continued to grow over time and is currently the largest site in the program.

First Lutheran Church is easily accessible from highway 61 in White Bear Lake, near the intersection of County Road F. Tammy Junker directs this robust site that houses an infant program, two toddler classrooms along with the PreK program. Tammy has her degree in elementary ed. and has been working with LADC since 2004. In addition to site-directing, Tammy co-directs the Curriculum Development and Teacher Training for all LADC Locations.

** The Infant Program is currently Full through June 2018. The Wait List is also Full through Fall of 2018.  All Infant Schedules are 5 day/week, 8 hours per day minimum.

Tammy Junker
Tammy Junker

Contact Details

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4000 Linden St
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
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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.
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Explorer Class

16 - 35 Months

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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Infant Program

6 weeks - 15 months

** The Infant Program is currently full through June 2017. Please contact us to be placed on the Interest/Wait List (5 days/week, 8 hours per day minimum schedule)
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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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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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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Summer W.O.W. Camps

Infant - PreK

12 weeks of Summer Preschool Camps available at 9 LADC locations! Each camp theme features a Spiritual Theme with Bible-based Stories and Activities, plus Spanish, Literacy, Science, Math, Music, Large-Motor and more! Families can register for the schedule of weeks and days that best fits their summer schedule needs. Siblings enjoy 25% off the weekly tuition. Children bring a bag lunch. All breakfasts and snacks are provided by the program.  All lead teachers are 4 year degree/pre-primary certified teachers with MN teaching license.
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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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