Lake Area Discovery Center

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Now Enrolling
New Families
for 2023-2024!

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  • 23 Years Experience
40 Licensed Lead Teachers  • 900+ Children

LADC Promotional Video (2 min)
Lake Area Discovery Center
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Come see what makes us unique!

Visit during a Family Fun Event or Schedule a Tour!

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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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2 days ago
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LAST CHANCE TO RSVP for our FREE Teddy Bear Picnic and Concert at Annunciation Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN! 🎉 Join us THIS Fri., Jan. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. for games/activities, dinner, and a concert with children's musician David Landau - Children's Entertainer. 🎶 Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to dance along with. 🧸

You'll also have the chance to tour our classrooms and learn about our TOP-RATED Early Childhood Educational programming. 📚

The event is geared toward upcoming preschool-kindergarten students, but all are welcome! Sign up at bit.ly/3FKN4YX, and share this post to spread the word with families you know! 🏫🌟 *Event is open to the public.*
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LAST CHANCE TO RSVP for our FREE Teddy Bear Picnic and Concert at Annunciation Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN! 🎉 Join us THIS Fri., Jan. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. for games/activities, dinner, and a concert with childrens musician David Landau - Childrens Entertainer.  🎶 Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to dance along with. 🧸

Youll also have the chance to tour our classrooms and learn about our TOP-RATED Early Childhood Educational programming. 📚

The event is geared toward upcoming preschool-kindergarten students, but all are welcome! Sign up at https://bit.ly/3FKN4YX, and share this post to spread the word with families you know! 🏫🌟 *Event is open to the public.*
4 days ago
Lake Area Discovery Center

Preschoolers at St. Joseph Catholic STEM School LOVE spending time with their fourth grade book buddies! 📚🌟 With the help of their student mentors, these young learners are developing skills in a variety of areas including fine motor, cognitive, art, and social/emotional. 💙 Fantastic work, friends! 👏🏽

#earlychildhoodeducation #creativecurriculum
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Preschoolers at St. Joseph Catholic STEM School LOVE spending time with their fourth grade book buddies! 📚🌟 With the help of their student mentors, these young learners are developing skills in a variety of areas including fine motor, cognitive, art, and social/emotional. 💙 Fantastic work, friends! 👏🏽

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As part of our Early Childhood Education programming, our students learn important new skills through play! 🌟 STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math are integrated into our day-to-day teaching and learning.🔬

This week, St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Preschool - Savage, MN students are developing new skills as they learn about the letter Kk and pets/animals! 🔤 🐻

As part of the unit, they are participating in “The Three Bears Cottage” for Dramatic Play. 🎭🧸 They are also measuring with bears, painting bears, building bear habitats and enjoying the outdoors on the school playground! ❄️🎨

Let's give a round of a paws for our SJB friends! 🎉🐾
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As part of our Early Childhood Education programming, our students learn important new skills through play! 🌟 STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math are integrated into our day-to-day teaching and learning.🔬

This week, St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Preschool - Savage, MN students are developing new skills as they learn about the letter Kk and pets/animals! 🔤 🐻 

As part of the unit, they are participating in “The Three Bears Cottage” for Dramatic Play. 🎭🧸 They are also measuring with bears, painting bears, building bear habitats and enjoying the outdoors on the school playground! ❄️🎨

Lets give a round of a paws for our SJB friends! 🎉🐾Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

We can’t wait for another year of skill-building, new friends, faith, and play! 🎉📚💙 Enroll today at ladcfamilies.org/. 🌟Hip hip hooray! 🎉

Lake Area Discovery Center is now accepting registrations for new families with children ages 6 weeks-5 years for the 2023-2024 school year! 🌟

With 17 Metro locations, their top-rated Early Childhood Education programming helps students become their best selves in a caring and creative environment, while growing in God’s love. ✝️📚

Part-time, half-time and full-time options are available, as well as before and after-school care.🗓

Learn more, and enroll today at ladcfamilies.org/! 💙✍🏽
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We can’t wait for another year of skill-building, new friends, faith, and play! 🎉📚💙 Enroll today at https://ladcfamilies.org/. 🌟

Our Presentation of Mary School Kinderstart friends are SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS while practicing cutting and letter skills as they create their own kites!🪁👏🏽🌟

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Our Presentation of Mary School Kinderstart friends are SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS while practicing cutting and letter skills as they create their own kites!🪁👏🏽🌟 

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1 week ago
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In our third edition of “Parenting Tip Tuesday,” Dr. Jenna Edlund, LADC’s behavioral specialist, discusses the importance of interventions in everyday settings. 🌟 Learning how to embed learning in everyday activities is one of the most important ways to support your child’s growth and development in early childhood. 💙

Watch the video to learn more, and visit ladcfamilies.org/current-families/parentingtips/ to access the full parent handout for specific examples while exploring four ways to increase your child’s communication skills. 📚

LET’S CHAT! Let us know if you have or plan to try this out and the outcome in the comments section! 👇🏽

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Hip hip hooray! 🎉 We are now accepting registrations for new families with children ages 6 weeks-5 years for the 2023-2024 school year! 🏫

With 17 Twin Cities locations, our top-rated Early Childhood Education programming helps students become their best selves in a caring and creative environment, while growing in God’s love. ✝️ Part-time, half-time and full-time options available, as well as before and after school care. 🗓️

Learn more and enroll today at www.ladcfamilies.org. We also invite you to share this post to spread the word! 💙

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Today, we celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 💙 As Early Childhood educators, this quote of Dr. King’s (along with countless others) resonates deeply. Beautiful words spoken by a great leader whose legacy will live on for generations to come. 🙏🏽 #MLKDay #MartinLutherKingJrDay ... See MoreSee Less

Today, we celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 💙 As Early Childhood educators, this quote of Dr. King’s (along with countless others) resonates deeply. Beautiful words spoken by a great leader whose legacy will live on for generations to come. 🙏🏽 #MLKDay #MartinLutherKingJrDay

Even our youngest learners are donning purple and gold as they get ready to cheer on the Minnesota Vikings in their first playoff game this Sunday! 💜💛 What a great photo of Ms. Deja, and one of our adorable infants at Presentation of Mary School! SKOL! 🏈 🌟 ... See MoreSee Less

Even our youngest learners are donning purple and gold as they get ready to cheer on the Minnesota Vikings in their first playoff game this Sunday! 💜💛 What a great photo of Ms. Deja, and one of our adorable infants at Presentation of Mary School! SKOL! 🏈 🌟

FREE FAMILY EVENT - Open to the Public! 🎉 Escape the frigid temps, and join us for a beach-themed children’s dance party with DJ Howie on Friday, Feb. 3 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Academy Minnetonka, MN! 🌴🌊☀️ Dinner will be provided. 🥪

You’ll also have the chance to tour our classrooms and learn about our top-rated Early Childhood education programming. 📚

The event is geared toward upcoming Preschool-2nd Grade students, but all are welcome! Sign up at bit.ly/3YmMUze, and help spread the word with families you know! We hope to see you there! 🏫💙
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FREE FAMILY EVENT - Open to the Public! 🎉 Escape the frigid temps, and join us for a beach-themed children’s dance party with DJ Howie on Friday, Feb. 3 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Academy Minnetonka, MN! 🌴🌊☀️ Dinner will be provided. 🥪

You’ll also have the chance to tour our classrooms and learn about our top-rated Early Childhood education programming. 📚

The event is geared toward upcoming Preschool-2nd Grade students, but all are welcome! Sign up at https://bit.ly/3YmMUze, and help spread the word with families you know! We hope to see you there! 🏫💙

FREE FAMILY EVENT! 🎉 Join us on Fri., Jan. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. for games/activities, dinner, and a concert with children's musician "Uncle Dave" at Annunciation Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN! 🎶 Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to dance along with. 🧸

You'll also have the chance to tour our classrooms and learn about our TOP-RATED Early Childhood Education programming. 📚

The event is geared toward upcoming Preschool-Kindergarten students, but all are welcome! Sign up at bit.ly/3FKN4YX, and share this post to spread the word with families you know! 🏫🌟
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FREE FAMILY EVENT! 🎉 Join us on Fri., Jan. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. for games/activities, dinner, and a concert with childrens musician Uncle Dave at Annunciation Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN! 🎶 Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to dance along with. 🧸
 
Youll also have the chance to tour our classrooms and learn about our TOP-RATED Early Childhood Education programming. 📚
 
The event is geared toward upcoming Preschool-Kindergarten students, but all are welcome! Sign up at https://bit.ly/3FKN4YX, and share this post to spread the word with families you know! 🏫🌟

Special moments shared between Faithful Shepherd Catholic School Kinderstart students and their fourth grade buddies are warming our hearts on this cold and snowy day! 💛 Stay safe, everyone! ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

Special moments shared between Faithful Shepherd Catholic School Kinderstart students and their fourth grade buddies are warming our hearts on this cold and snowy day! 💛 Stay safe, everyone! ❄️Image attachment

Happy New Year from our family to yours! 🎉🌟 Wishing you a blessed 2023! 💙 #HappyNewYear #newyears2023 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year from our family to yours! 🎉🌟 Wishing you a blessed 2023! 💙 #HappyNewYear #NewYears2023

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Lake Area Discovery Center! Christ is born! 🎄✝️🌟 #merrychristmas #ChristmasDay #Christisborn ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Lake Area Discovery Center! Christ is born! 🎄✝️🌟 #MerryChristmas #ChristmasDay #ChristisBorn

With Christmas right around the corner, Annunciation Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN preschoolers are ALL SMILES! 😁 Have a safe, fun, and blessed holiday break, LADC family! 🎄🎅🏽🎁 ... See MoreSee Less

With Christmas right around the corner, Annunciation Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN preschoolers are ALL SMILES! 😁 Have a safe, fun, and blessed holiday break, LADC family! 🎄🎅🏽🎁

Notre Dame Academy Minnetonka, MN Kinderstart students snuggled up in their PJS to watch a Christmas movie with their seventh grade buddies this week! 🎄🎥🍿What a fun and festive treat for our friends! 🌟🎅🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

Notre Dame Academy Minnetonka, MN Kinderstart students snuggled up in their PJS to watch a Christmas movie with their seventh grade buddies this week! 🎄🎥🍿What a fun and festive treat for our friends! 🌟🎅🏽Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

Hosanna Lutheran Forest Lake Kinderstart and Discovery students were shining bright at their Christmas concert earlier this week! 🌟🎶 They also had a JOLLY time posing with fun and festive Christmas props.🎅🏽🦌 Blessings to all as we wait in joyful hope for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! ✝️🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

Hosanna Lutheran Forest Lake Kinderstart and Discovery students were shining bright at their Christmas concert earlier this week! 🌟🎶 They also had a JOLLY time posing with fun and festive Christmas props.🎅🏽🦌 Blessings to all as we wait in joyful hope for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! ✝️🎄Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

In our second edition of “Parenting Tip Tuesday,” Dr. Jenna Edlund, LADC’s behavioral specialist, focuses on the importance of building resilience in children. 🌟

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from hard challenges that life brings, and something we must help children acquire over time through life experiences. Research shows that resilience in children is linked to more success in school/life and the ability to build more positive relationships. 💙

Watch the video to learn four ways you can start building resilience in your children now. Visit ladcfamilies.org/current-families/parentingtips/ to learn more and to download our parent handout on this topic! 📚

LET’S CHAT! Let us know if you have already or plan to try this out and the outcome in the comments section! 👇🏽

🎶 Music: Bensound - Sunny
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One of the many advantages of our partnerships with Catholic school sites is the opportunity for preschoolers to build relationships and learn from students in the upper grades! 🏫

At St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School, preschoolers are participating in a unique “Buddy Program” with middle schoolers, where they spend time with one another, engage in activities, and build new connections! 💙

The middle schoolers have also been learning about early childhood development, helping them become the BEST BUDDIES possible! It’s a win-win all around! 🌟📚
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One of the many advantages of our partnerships with Catholic school sites is the opportunity for preschoolers to build relationships and learn from students in the upper grades! 🏫 

At St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School, preschoolers are participating in a unique “Buddy Program” with middle schoolers, where they spend time with one another, engage in activities, and build new connections! 💙

The middle schoolers have also been learning about early childhood development, helping them become the BEST BUDDIES possible! It’s a win-win all around! 🌟📚Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment
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