Minneapolis Preschools

Lake Area Discovery Center is a faith-based, Nationally Accredited (NAEYC) and 4 Star Parent Aware Rated Early Childhood Program for children 3 – 5 years of age, serving children at 12 metro locations.

Our Minneapolis locations are conveniently located at St. Helena’s Catholic School, Annunciation Catholic School and Calvin Christian School (Edina).

A unique blend of education models, LADC uses the Creative Curriculum to create a stimulating environment with Daily Learning Centers that incorporate skill building, creative arts, science, math, dramatic play, sensory, literature, writing, individualized cooking and music. The Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) philosophy is also embraced, as LADC believes the parent is the first and most important teacher in a child’s life, as well as in the theme-based centers with directional signs that facilitate parent/child interaction. Many of the cognitive games are homemade, giving parents ideas of activities that can be done at home.

Child Care Assistance (CCAP) and Early Learning Scholarship recipients are welcome.

St. Helena Catholic School’s Discovery Center

St. Helena Catholic School’s Discovery Center opened 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 for families in the community.

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Annunciation Catholic School’s Discovery Center

Annunciation’s Discovery Center, in the heart of South Minneapolis, was added to serve the growing needs of young families in that area. This school partnership provides a unique opportunity to “buddy” with students in the elementary school and benefit from their wonderful facilities. Annunciation’s Discovery Center is proud to be NAECY Nationally Accredited and Four-Star Parent Aware Rated.

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Calvin Christian School

Calvin Christian’s Lake Area Discovery Center is a stunning facility located in Edina near Excelsior Blvd and Hwy 100, offering a wonderful high-quality preschool and option for families in the west metro.

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St. Helena's Discovery Center in Minneapolis
Age Journey Kinderstart Preschool Program
Calvin Christian School's Discovery Center in Edina
Age Journey Kinderstart Preschool Program