Award-Winning, Faith-Based 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

18 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.

Our Nine Environments

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🎈Let’s GROW! 🎈As we continue our 25th birthday celebration, 🎂 we continue to enroll new students for this fall! 🏫

🎉 Learn firsthand why more families than ever before are choosing our Nationally-Accredited, 4-Star Parent Aware Christian Preschool Program, and schedule a tour at a site near you at ladcfamilies.org/our-locations/! 🌟

📣 Share to spread the word! 📣
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🎈Let’s GROW! 🎈As we continue our 25th birthday celebration, 🎂 we continue to enroll new students for this fall! 🏫

🎉 Learn firsthand why more families than ever before are choosing our Nationally-Accredited, 4-Star Parent Aware Christian Preschool Program, and schedule a tour at a site near you at https://ladcfamilies.org/our-locations/! 🌟 

📣 Share to spread the word! 📣

🌸 Our Mother's Day Plant Sale and Family Fun event at St. Paul Lutheran Church was a blooming success! 🎨🌷Thank you to those who attended and to all who made the day unforgettable! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

🌸 Our Mothers Day Plant Sale and Family Fun event at St. Paul Lutheran Church was a blooming success! 🎨🌷Thank you to those who attended and to all who made the day unforgettable! 🎉Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

🌟 It has been a fun-filled month at Redeemer Lutheran Church Discovery Center!

Kinderstart & Discovery classes embarked upon a delicious adventure at Kowalski's Markets! 🛒🍪 Explorers celebrated Grandparents Day with a special planting project, 🌱 while PreK welcomed Mystery Readers to their classroom! 🔍

🎉 We can’t wait to see where our adventures take us next!
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🌟 It has been a fun-filled month at Redeemer Lutheran Church Discovery Center! 

Kinderstart & Discovery classes embarked upon a delicious adventure at Kowalskis Markets! 🛒🍪 Explorers celebrated Grandparents Day with a special planting project, 🌱 while PreK welcomed Mystery Readers to their classroom!  🔍

🎉 We can’t wait to see where our adventures take us next!Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

💐 Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mother-figures! 💛 May your day be filled with the warmth of family, cherished moments, and the love that you so selflessly give every day! 🙏🏽 #MothersDay ... See MoreSee Less

💐 Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and mother-figures! 💛 May your day be filled with the warmth of family, cherished moments, and the love that you so selflessly give every day! 🙏🏽 #MothersDay

💙 A warm LADC thank you to Mr. Rainer, Catholic Schools Center of Excellence's new president and a current St. Joseph Catholic STEM School parent, who served as a "mystery reader" in our preschool classroom this week! 📚 We loved meeting you! 🎈

🎉 And if you haven't heard, due to an increasing demand, St. Joe's preschool program is EXPANDING! 🎉

Visit 👉🏽 school.stjosephwaconia.org/programs/preschool/ to learn more!Mr. Rainer, current parent and new president of Catholic Schools Center of Excellence, was the mystery reader in preschool today! 📚We always love having mystery readers stop by and read to our preschool classes! Thank you, Mr. Rainer!

🎉If you haven’t heard our preschool classrooms are expanding! 🎉Check out our website to learn more!

school.stjosephwaconia.org/programs/preschool/ #gosjsaints #ourcstemstory #CSCOE #CatholicSchoolsOfArchSPM #lakeareadiscoverycenter #preschoolmoments
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💙 A warm LADC thank you to Mr. Rainer, Catholic Schools Center of Excellences new president and a current St. Joseph Catholic STEM School parent, who served as a mystery reader in our preschool classroom this week! 📚 We loved meeting you! 🎈

🎉 And if you havent heard, due to an increasing demand, St. Joes preschool program is EXPANDING! 🎉

Visit 👉🏽 https://school.stjosephwaconia.org/programs/preschool/ to learn more!

🎉 DON'T MISS OUT! 🎶 Join us TOMORROW at our FREE Kids Concert and Family Fun event at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley! 🎸

Enjoy a LIVE performance by the nationally-known dad band, The Jolly Pops 🍭 and their musical puppets, 🐷🐊 cookie and party hat decorating, 🍪 and classroom tours! 🥳 RSVP at tinyurl.com/59mzr557 to join in the fun! 💌

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🎉 DONT MISS OUT! 🎶 Join us TOMORROW at our FREE Kids Concert and Family Fun event at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley! 🎸 

Enjoy a LIVE performance by the nationally-known dad band, The Jolly Pops 🍭 and their musical puppets, 🐷🐊 cookie and party hat decorating, 🍪 and classroom tours! 🥳 RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/59mzr557 to join in the fun! 💌

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🎶 Tiny maestros in the making! 🎻 Hosanna Lutheran Forest Lake preschoolers embarked upon a musical adventure at Minnesota Orchestra Hall, exploring a symphony of sounds as they tested out different instruments. 🥁 Here's to nurturing young talents and creating unforgettable moments! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

🎶 Tiny maestros in the making! 🎻 Hosanna Lutheran Forest Lake preschoolers embarked upon a musical adventure at Minnesota Orchestra Hall, exploring a symphony of sounds as they tested out different instruments. 🥁 Heres to nurturing young talents and creating unforgettable moments! 🎉Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

🚒 Our young learners at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School were thrilled to welcome the Eagan Fire Department for a special visit. A big thank you to these local heroes for teaching us the importance of fire safety and keeping our community safe!🔥👩‍🚒Our preschoolers had a special visit from the 🚒Eagan Fire Department! (Good thing water 💦 is a friend that puts out fires🔥because it was a damp one today!) ... See MoreSee Less

🚒 Our young learners at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School were thrilled to welcome the Eagan Fire Department for a special visit. A big thank you to these local heroes for teaching us the importance of fire safety and keeping our community safe!🔥👩‍🚒

💛💙 Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 🍎

🙏🏽 We are grateful for our incredible Early Childhood Educators whose unwavering dedication, passion and care for their vocation extend far beyond the classroom. 🏫

🌟 We invite you to thank an LADC educator in the comments below! 🌟

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💛💙 Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 🍎 

🙏🏽 We are grateful for our incredible Early Childhood Educators whose unwavering dedication, passion and care for their vocation extend far beyond the classroom. 🏫

🌟 We invite you to thank an LADC educator in the comments below! 🌟 

#TeacherAppreciationWeek

✝️ We loved connecting with the wonderful Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley community during our recent Meet ‘n Greet!

🎉 LADC Regional Director Kristen Shadis shared information about our top-rated preschool program with the congregation 💛 and Stephanie Gunderson was announced as the preschool's site director!

⛪️ Stephanie’s connection to the parish spans 30 years, having been baptized, confirmed and married at the church - and serving as a Sunday school and preschool teacher while her sons were young. 📚 She says she can't wait to start this next chapter in her new role. Welcome to the team, Stephanie!

🌟 Enroll at Grace Lutheran for THIS Sept. (Ages 16 Months-5 Years Old), and receive a $1,000 Tuition Discount as a welcome gift! 🎁 Schedule a tour at tinyurl.com/nhu2fc3t, and share to spread the word! 🎈

📸 Photo Credit (Meet 'n Greet): Nrth Media
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✝️ We loved connecting with the wonderful Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley community during our recent Meet ‘n Greet! 

🎉 LADC Regional Director Kristen Shadis shared information about our top-rated preschool program with the congregation 💛 and Stephanie Gunderson was announced as the preschools site director! 

⛪️ Stephanie’s connection to the parish spans 30 years, having been baptized, confirmed and married at the church - and serving as a Sunday school and preschool teacher while her sons were young. 📚 She says she cant wait to start this next chapter in her new role. Welcome to the team, Stephanie! 

🌟 Enroll at Grace Lutheran for THIS Sept. (Ages 16 Months-5 Years Old), and receive a $1,000 Tuition Discount as a welcome gift! 🎁 Schedule a tour at https://tinyurl.com/nhu2fc3t, and share to spread the word! 🎈

📸 Photo Credit (Meet n Greet): Nrth MediaImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

🌷 Happy May Day from our adorable friends at St. Joseph Catholic STEM School! 🧺 ... See MoreSee Less

🌷 Happy May Day from our adorable friends at St. Joseph Catholic STEM School! 🧺

🌙✨ In this month's edition of Parenting Tip Tuesday, we're diving into bedtime battles! 😴 Does your little one fight sleep, wander out of bed, or summon you multiple times at night? 📣 Don’t fret! We’ve got some expert strategies just for you! 🎉

🎥 Watch the video below for game-changing tips on making bedtime a breeze. 💤 And, for an extra dose of support, head to ladcfamilies.org/current-families/parentingtips/ for a handy parent handout on this topic! 📝 #ParentingWin #ParentingHacks #BedtimeStruggles #SleepSolutions 🛌💡
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💙 Notre Dame Academy Minnetonka, MN preschoolers embarked upon an exciting adventure to Dodge Nature Center, where they encountered baby bird eggs, animal fur, mushrooms, and more! 🪺🐿️

🌎 We love exploring the wonders of our world and nurturing an appreciation for God’s creation in our young learners! ✝️
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💙 Notre Dame Academy Minnetonka, MN preschoolers embarked upon an exciting adventure to Dodge Nature Center, where they encountered baby bird eggs, animal fur, mushrooms, and more! 🪺🐿️

🌎 We love exploring the wonders of our world and nurturing an appreciation for God’s creation in our young learners! ✝️Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

🌟 Here we GROW! 🌟 With an increasing demand for our high-quality Early Childhood Education program at St. Joseph Catholic STEM School in Waconia, we are thrilled to announce the opening of an additional Kinderstart classroom for this fall! 🥳 Schedule a tour at school.stjosephwaconia.org/programs/preschool/ today! 🏫

🎉 Share this post to spread the word. Seats are limited and expected to fill fast! 🎉🎈 Let’s GROW, St. Joe’s! 🎈We are thrilled to announce the opening of an additional Kinderstart Preschool classroom, serving children ages 4-5 years old, for the upcoming school year! 📚

🌟 Schedule a tour, and learn why more families than ever before are enrolling in our Nationally-Accredited, faith-based preschool program in partnership with Lake Area Discovery Center ! Visit school.stjosephwaconia.org/programs/preschool/ to get started! 🎉

📣 Don’t wait - seats are limited and expected to fill fast! Share to spread the word! 📣
#bestpreschool #gosjsaints #lakeareadiscoverycenter #preschoolmoments #bestpreschoolincarvercounty
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🌟 Here we GROW! 🌟 With an increasing demand for our high-quality Early Childhood Education program at St. Joseph Catholic STEM School in Waconia, we are thrilled to announce the opening of an additional Kinderstart classroom for this fall! 🥳 Schedule a tour at https://school.stjosephwaconia.org/programs/preschool/ today! 🏫

🎉 Share this post to spread the word. Seats are limited and expected to fill fast! 🎉

📅 Mark your calendars! 📅 We are 2️⃣ weeks away from our FINAL spring concert featuring The Jolly Pops 🍭🎵 AND the Grand Opening of our 18th preschool site, Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley Discovery Center! 🏫 (Now Enrolling ages 16 months-5 years old for this Fall!)

🎈Join the party and RSVP at tinyurl.com/59mzr557. 💌

🎉 Share to spread the word! 🎉
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📅 Mark your calendars! 📅 We are 2️⃣ weeks away from our FINAL spring concert featuring The Jolly Pops 🍭🎵 AND the Grand Opening of our 18th preschool site, Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley Discovery Center! 🏫 (Now Enrolling ages 16 months-5 years old for this Fall!) 

🎈Join the party and RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/59mzr557. 💌 

🎉 Share to spread the word! 🎉Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

📋 LADC Admissions Director by day, Snowboard and Freeski Champion by night! 🏆🏂 Join us in wishing Mr. Matt Lindholm a FLURRY of ❄️ congratulations on taking 1st Place in the Freeski Men’s Masters (30-39 year olds) 🎿 at the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association in Copper Mountain, CO. 🎉 🏔️

🤩 Over 30 US regions were represented by 472 athletes! And another fun fact: Matt's wonderful wife, Morgan Lindholm, is Faith Lutheran Church Discovery Center's site director!

🥳 You make us #LADCProud, Matt and Morgan!
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📋 LADC Admissions Director by day, Snowboard and Freeski Champion by night! 🏆🏂 Join us in wishing Mr. Matt Lindholm a FLURRY of ❄️ congratulations on taking 1st Place in the Freeski Men’s Masters (30-39 year olds) 🎿 at the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association in Copper Mountain, CO. 🎉 🏔️

🤩 Over 30 US regions were represented by 472 athletes! And another fun fact: Matts wonderful wife, Morgan Lindholm, is Faith Lutheran Church Discovery Centers site director! 

🥳 You make us #LADCProud, Matt and Morgan!Image attachment

🎪 Step right up! 🎪 Come one, come all to the LADC Circus! 🦁🐯 Fur-ocious lions and tigers, 🐻 dancing bears, 🐴 horses,🤸🏾‍♀️acrobats, 💪🏽 and strong people, WOWED the crowd across our preschool sites this month. 🎉 We are so proud of our stupendous circus stars! 🌟 ... See MoreSee Less

🎪 Step right up! 🎪 Come one, come all to the LADC Circus! 🦁🐯 Fur-ocious lions and tigers, 🐻 dancing bears, 🐴 horses,🤸🏾‍♀️acrobats, 💪🏽 and strong people, WOWED the crowd across our preschool sites this month. 🎉 We are so proud of our stupendous circus stars! 🌟Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

🌎 Earth Day Art at St. Bartholomew Catholic School Discovery Center! 🎨💙 ... See MoreSee Less

🌎 Earth Day Art at St. Bartholomew Catholic School Discovery Center! 🎨💙

🌍 Happy Earth Day from Lake Area Discovery Center! 🌍 As stewards of this beautiful planet, let's honor God's creation and care for it with love and reverence - ensuring a bright future for generations to come. 🙏🏽🌟

"For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him.” -Colossians 1:16. 🦌🌳🦅🐠🌊
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🌍 Happy Earth Day from Lake Area Discovery Center! 🌍 As stewards of this beautiful planet, lets honor Gods creation and care for it with love and reverence - ensuring a bright future for generations to come. 🙏🏽🌟

For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him.” -Colossians 1:16. 🦌🌳🦅🐠🌊Image attachment

✝️ Faith, friendships, and fun! 📚🎉 In our Early Childhood Education program, we nurture all aspects of our young learners' development, as seen by Faithful Shepherd Catholic School's preschool adventures this week! ☀️🎨🌟🎈 ... See MoreSee Less

✝️ Faith, friendships, and fun! 📚🎉 In our Early Childhood Education program, we nurture all aspects of our young learners development, as seen by Faithful Shepherd Catholic Schools preschool adventures this week! ☀️🎨🌟🎈Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment
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