Lake Area Discovery Center, Award-Winning Early Childhood Education

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Now Enrolling
New Families!

Serving Infants-Age 5

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Preparing
Children for Success
in School and Life!

14 Locations
20 Years Experience
45 Licensed Lead Teachers
900+ Children

17 Locations  • 25 Years Experience
40 Licensed Lead Teachers  • 900+ Children

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Lake Area Discovery Center
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Click on an ENVIRONMENT AREA below to watch a video and learn more about the unique ways we use NINE LEARNING AREAS in our classrooms to optimize children’s developmental learning objectives.

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🎉 JOIN THE CELEBRATION! 🎉 We continue to enroll NEW preschool families for the current and 2024-2025 school years across our 18 sites, as we celebrate 25 years of educating Minnesota's youngest learners! 🎈

🌟 Discover firsthand why families have been choosing our Nationally-Accredited Early Learning program for more than two decades by scheduling a tour today 👉🏽 tinyurl.com/yd6t9akt! 🥳

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🎉 JOIN THE CELEBRATION! 🎉 We continue to enroll NEW preschool families for the current and 2024-2025 school years across our 18 sites, as we celebrate 25 years of educating Minnesotas youngest learners! 🎈

🌟 Discover firsthand why families have been choosing our Nationally-Accredited Early Learning program for more than two decades by scheduling a tour today 👉🏽 http://tinyurl.com/yd6t9akt! 🥳

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✝️ Embracing the spirit of the Lenten season, Faithful Shepherd Catholic School preschoolers and their 4th grade buddies have united in faith and creativity to decorate Lenten crosses. 🎨 This heartfelt collaboration not only brightens our space but also deepens our community's connection during this reflective time. 🙏🏽 A warm LADC thank you to our 4th grade friends! 💜 ... See MoreSee Less

✝️ Embracing the spirit of the Lenten season, Faithful Shepherd Catholic School preschoolers and their 4th grade buddies have united in faith and creativity to decorate Lenten crosses. 🎨 This heartfelt collaboration not only brightens our space but also deepens our communitys connection during this reflective time. 🙏🏽 A warm LADC thank you to our 4th grade friends! 💜Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

🎈Exciting news! 🎈We are NOW ENROLLING at our new Preschool location in Apple Valley! 🛝 Slide into the 2024-2025 school year at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley Discovery Center, serving children ages 16 months-5 years old! 🌟

🥳 Learn more and schedule a tour at tinyurl.com/nhu2fc3t to discover firsthand why families have trusted our Nationally-Accredited Early Learning program for 25 years! 🎂

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🎈Exciting news! 🎈We are NOW ENROLLING at our new Preschool location in Apple Valley! 🛝 Slide into the 2024-2025 school year at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley Discovery Center, serving children ages 16 months-5 years old! 🌟

🥳 Learn more and schedule a tour at http://tinyurl.com/nhu2fc3t to discover firsthand why families have trusted our Nationally-Accredited Early Learning program for 25 years! 🎂 

📣 Don’t forget to share this post to spread the word! 📣

🔤 Exploring the alphabet one letter at a time! 🌟 At Faith Lutheran Church, our little ones are diving into the world of M and N - from magnificent mustaches to adorable noses! 😄🦜 ... See MoreSee Less

🔤 Exploring the alphabet one letter at a time! 🌟 At Faith Lutheran Church, our little ones are diving into the world of M and N - from magnificent mustaches to adorable noses! 😄🦜Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

🇺🇸✨ Happy Presidents Day! May we continue to build a brighter future for all by instilling the value of hard work, perseverance, and ambition in our young learners – setting them on the path to success! 🗽📚 #PresidentsDay #InspiringFutureLeaders ... See MoreSee Less

🇺🇸✨ Happy Presidents Day! May we continue to build a brighter future for all by instilling the value of hard work, perseverance, and ambition in our young learners – setting them on the path to success! 🗽📚 #PresidentsDay #InspiringFutureLeaders

💖 Preschoolers at St. Paul Lutheran Church are spreading love this Valentine's Day! 💛

💕As part of our Early Learning program, we explore the meaning of love and kindness. To put these lessons into practice, our little ones worked on a HEART-felt take-home project, where parents jotted down acts of kindness they've seen from their child, and the kiddos added finishing touches! 🎨

🙏🏽 Here's to a Valentine's Day overflowing with love and kindness! 💕
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💖 Preschoolers at St. Paul Lutheran Church are spreading love this Valentines Day! 💛 

💕As part of our Early Learning program, we explore the meaning of love and kindness. To put these lessons into practice, our little ones worked on a HEART-felt take-home project, where parents jotted down acts of kindness theyve seen from their child, and the kiddos added finishing touches! 🎨

🙏🏽 Heres to a Valentines Day overflowing with love and kindness! 💕Image attachmentImage attachment

💛 LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Our Savior's Lutheran Church Discovery Center, where families had a fantastic time at their Valentine's partnership event! 💕 Check out a few heartwarming photos below! 🫶🏽

💛💖 Wishing our families a LOVE-ly and blessed Valentine's Day!
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💛 LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Our Saviors Lutheran Church Discovery Center, where families had a fantastic time at their Valentines partnership event! 💕 Check out a few heartwarming photos below! 🫶🏽  

💛💖 Wishing our families a LOVE-ly and blessed Valentines Day!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

🖌️ Presentation of Mary School students have been using their creativity to craft one-of-a-kind masterpieces for the upcoming Panther Pride Gala auction! 🌟 🐆

☕️🍽️ From platters to mugs and more, each piece is lovingly decorated by our talented students, and then carefully finished and fired through Color Me Mine! An EXTRA special thank you to Color Me Mine for all of your support and the generous art supply donation! 🎉🎨
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🖌️ Presentation of Mary School students have been using their creativity to craft one-of-a-kind masterpieces for the upcoming Panther Pride Gala auction! 🌟 🐆

☕️🍽️ From platters to mugs and more, each piece is lovingly decorated by our talented students, and then carefully finished and fired through Color Me Mine! An EXTRA special thank you to Color Me Mine for all of your support and the generous art supply donation! 🎉🎨Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

🎂 BIRTHDAY CAKE APPRECIATION POST! 🎂 We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to 350 Degrees Bakery for adding an extra layer of sweetness to our 25th birthday with this exceptional cake! 🎉🍰 Your craftsmanship brought our #cakegoals to life, and helped make our celebration unforgettable! 🎈 ... See MoreSee Less

🎂 BIRTHDAY CAKE APPRECIATION POST! 🎂 We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to 350 Degrees Bakery for adding an extra layer of sweetness to our 25th birthday with this exceptional cake! 🎉🍰 Your craftsmanship brought our #cakegoals to life, and helped make our celebration unforgettable! 🎈Image attachment

❄️ Building winter magic together! ❄️ Preschoolers at Saint Helena Catholic School put their creative minds to work with the help of their 5th grade buddies as they constructed incredible winter structures using sugar cubes. It’s the most snow we’ve seen all season! Bravo, friends!🧊🏰👏🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

❄️ Building winter magic together! ❄️ Preschoolers at Saint Helena Catholic School put their creative minds to work with the help of their 5th grade buddies as they constructed incredible winter structures using sugar cubes. It’s the most snow we’ve seen all season! Bravo, friends!🧊🏰👏🏽Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

🎉 Let's GROW, LADC! 🎉 As we celebrate 25 years of educating Minnesota’s youngest learners, we are thrilled to announce the opening of our 18th preschool site at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley this fall, serving ages 16 months-5 years old! 🌟

💛 We invite prospective families interested in learning more or enrolling at the site to fill out our inquiry form 👉🏽 tinyurl.com/5x8rkzea; our Admissions Team will be in touch!

📣 Don't forget to share this post to spread the word. We can't wait to embark upon this exciting journey of growth together! 🎈🥳 #LADCExpansion #GrowingTogether
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🎉 Lets GROW, LADC! 🎉 As we celebrate 25 years of educating Minnesota’s youngest learners, we are thrilled to announce the opening of our 18th preschool site at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley this fall, serving ages 16 months-5 years old! 🌟

💛 We invite prospective families interested in learning more or enrolling at the site to fill out our inquiry form 👉🏽 http://tinyurl.com/5x8rkzea; our Admissions Team will be in touch!

📣 Dont forget to share this post to spread the word. We cant wait to embark upon this exciting journey of growth together! 🎈🥳 #LADCExpansion #GrowingTogether

✝️ Catholic Schools Week brought SO MUCH JOY to our young learners across our Catholic school sites! 🥳🎈

👔👗Students dressed to impress on school theme days, gave back to their communities through service-learning projects, and soared to new heights of fun with inflatable obstacle courses, bouncy houses, and a school carnival! 🎉🎡

💛 Thank you for making #CSW24 unforgettable for our preschool friends. We are so blessed! 🙏🏽

📸: Presentation of Mary School, St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School, Saint Helena Catholic School, Faithful Shepherd Catholic School, Notre Dame Academy Minnetonka, MN
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✝️ Catholic Schools Week brought SO MUCH JOY to our young learners across our Catholic school sites! 🥳🎈

👔👗Students dressed to impress on school theme days, gave back to their communities through service-learning projects, and soared to new heights of fun with inflatable obstacle courses, bouncy houses, and a school carnival! 🎉🎡

💛 Thank you for making #CSW24 unforgettable for our preschool friends. We are so blessed! 🙏🏽

📸: Presentation of Mary School, St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School, Saint Helena Catholic School, Faithful Shepherd Catholic School, Notre Dame Academy Minnetonka, MNImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

📚 In this month’s edition of our Parenting Tip Tuesday video series, Behavioral Specialist Dr. Jenna Edlund is focusing on Sibling Rivalry!

💡 Did you know? Research shows sibling rivalry can occur at a rate of up to 8x per hour! But here's an interesting twist: Arguments among siblings can actually have positive effects!

🎥 Watch the video to learn more; then, visit our Parenting Tip webpage at ladcfamilies.org/current-families/parentingtips/ to access the supplemental parent handout, and full video series!
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☀️ Dreaming of sunny summer days 😎 at Hosanna Lutheran Forest Lake as we celebrate Beach Day in this WARM winter weather! 🏖️ #summervibes #beachdayfun ... See MoreSee Less

☀️ Dreaming of sunny summer days 😎 at Hosanna Lutheran Forest Lake as we celebrate Beach Day in this WARM winter weather! 🏖️ #SummerVibes #BeachDayFunImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

🎉 JOIN THE CELEBRATION! 🎉 We are now enrolling NEW preschool families for the current and 2024-2025 school years across our 17 sites, as we celebrate 25 years of educating Minnesota's youngest learners! 🥳

🌟 Discover firsthand why families have been choosing our nationally-accredited Early Childhood Education program since 1999 at ladcfamilies.org/; then, join the celebration and enroll today! 🎈
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🎉 JOIN THE CELEBRATION! 🎉 We are now enrolling NEW preschool families for the current and 2024-2025 school years across our 17 sites, as we celebrate 25 years of educating Minnesotas youngest learners! 🥳

🌟 Discover firsthand why families have been choosing our nationally-accredited Early Childhood Education program since 1999 at https://ladcfamilies.org/; then, join the celebration and enroll today! 🎈

🌟Our Kinderstart program is dedicated to preparing young learners for their next big step! 😊 Check out these adorable snapshots from our preschool site at Presentation of Mary School, featuring students at yesterday's Kindergarten Roundup event. The future looks BRIGHT! 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

🌟Our Kinderstart program is dedicated to preparing young learners for their next big step! 😊 Check out these adorable snapshots from our preschool site at Presentation of Mary School, featuring students at yesterdays Kindergarten Roundup event. The future looks BRIGHT! 😎Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

🎉 We LOVE hearing about our young learners’ exceptional experiences in our preschools!

💛 Read the heartfelt testimonial from one of our amazing families at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School below. Thank you for this fanastic feedback and for being a valued member of our community, Zachary!🌟This month, we honor our STUDENTS! Each week we will feature students from two different grades...
🌟First off: Zachary from our preschool Discovery Room!
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🎉 We LOVE hearing about our young learners’ exceptional experiences in our preschools! 

💛 Read the heartfelt testimonial from one of our amazing families at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School below. Thank you for this fanastic feedback and for being a valued member of our community, Zachary!

🎉 Our 25th Birthday Bash featuring The Jolly Pops was a smashing success! 🎈Hundreds of attendees joined us at Redeemer Lutheran Church for an evening filled with cookie and party-hat decorating, 🥳🍪 STEM activities, 🔬 and an electrifying show that brought the house down! 🪩🎵 Thank you to each and every one of you for making our celebration unforgettable!🌟 ... See MoreSee Less

🎉 Our 25th Birthday Bash featuring The Jolly Pops was a smashing success! 🎈Hundreds of attendees joined us at Redeemer Lutheran Church for an evening filled with cookie and party-hat decorating, 🥳🍪 STEM activities, 🔬 and an electrifying show that brought the house down! 🪩🎵 Thank you to each and every one of you for making our celebration unforgettable!🌟Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

💙 Our Presentation of Mary School Discovery Class had the special opportunity to meet with Father Peter, where he introduced captivating new artwork 🖼️ depicting the life of our Blessed Mother Mary, 🙏🏽 followed by a delightful donut treat in the classroom! 🍩 What a wonderful (and tasty) way for our young learners to enrich and explore their faith! ✝️⛪️ ... See MoreSee Less

💙 Our Presentation of Mary School Discovery Class had the special opportunity to meet with Father Peter, where he introduced captivating new artwork 🖼️ depicting the life of our Blessed Mother Mary, 🙏🏽 followed by a delightful donut treat in the classroom! 🍩 What a wonderful (and tasty) way for our young learners to enrich and explore their faith! ✝️⛪️Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

📚 How heartwarming it is to see our preschoolers ignite their passion for reading and learning, guided by their amazing 4th grade "buddies" at Annunciation Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN. 💙 We're thankful for this incredible partnership! 🙏🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

📚 How heartwarming it is to see our preschoolers ignite their passion for reading and learning, guided by their amazing 4th grade buddies at Annunciation Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN. 💙 Were thankful for this incredible partnership! 🙏🏽Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
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