Lake Area Discovery Center

A nonprofit organization

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Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC) is a non-profit, Christian based early childhood experience for children ages 6 weeks to five years old

LADC is currently part of nine Minnesota communities, with 14 locations in White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, Stillwater, Forest Lake, Minneapolis, Eagan, Wayzata, Waconia, Minnetonka and Maplewood. LADC's mission is to support parents and children through a creative environment that promotes and teaches Christian values, honors diversity and fosters fellowship within the total community.

LADC strives to provide a safe and stimulating environment that nutures the natural wonder in each child. To create a setting that fosters the child's physical, social, emotional, cultural, spiritual and intellectual development. Our lead preschool teachers are either four-year degreed early-childhood specialists or masters of education degrees, who facilitate enjoyment of school and model a positive attitude toward learning, which allows children to face future experiences with skill and confidence. LADC acknowledges the parent(s) as the first and most important teacher and we support parents on their parenting journey.

LADC is proud to have earned NAEYC Accreditional, the mark of quality for early childhood education in 2009. All of the LADC locations eligible for NAECY Accreditation are Accredited and 4 Star Parent Aware.

LADC receives no state or federal support. Over $60,000 has been awarded to student scholarships. We depend on the generosity and support of our families, friends and partners to maintain our high-quality education and childcare options for children.

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Lake Area Discovery Center

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Education Children & Family


Main Office: 3770 BELLAIRE AVE



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