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Now Enrolling New Preschool Families for the Current and 2024-2025 School Years!

We are now registering NEW STUDENTS in our Top-Rated Early Childhood Education and Preschool Program for the current and 2024-2025 school years! Discover firsthand why families have been choosing our nationally-accredited Early Childhood Education partner, Lake Area Discovery Center, for 25 years, and enroll today at http://tinyurl.com/49nw75wc!

Annunciation's Discovery Center Preschool Program serves children ages 33 months-5 years (who are toilet trained) and offers a 5 day per week program with full and part-time options.  We also offer wrap around care for before and after school along with our summer program.  

We offer 2 classroom options:  our Discovery Room is for our youngest learners ages 3-4 years old and our Kinderstart Room is for 4/5 year olds who are typically in their final year of preschool prior to starting Kindergarten. 

Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC) provides customized part and full-time programming, including extended care, for children ages 33 months through 5 years old.   Our 4-year degreed licensed teachers provide high-quality kindergarten-readiness experiences.  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 NAEYC-accredited, the mark of quality and excellence for early childhood education and has a 4 Star Parent Aware rating, the highest rating in the state.

What Makes Annunciation's Discovery Center Unique?

  1. Highly Qualified, Caring Staff:  we hire four year degreed/licensed, early-childhood specialists/Kindergarten certified teachers as the Lead Teachers.
  2. Full Day and Part-day Programing:  The daily schedule includes 6.5 hours of core-curriculum experiences with the licensed-teachers.  
  3. National Accreditation and 4 Start Parent Aware Rating:  Annunciation's Discovery Center is NAEYC Accreditated, the mark of quality and excellence for early childhood education and a 4 Star Parent Aware Rating which is the highest rating in the state.
  4. Flexible, Customized Schedules: Full and part-time options are available.  The day is divided into half-day blocks with extended hours on each end of the day to meet the needs of busy families.
  5. Faith-Based: In addition to our weekly spiritual emphasis and daily prayer, lessons built on our Catholic faith are written into the curriculum and children participate in singing and worship.
  6. Parent Education Program:  Speakers and social events are also provided throughout the school year, at no additional cost.
  7. Teaching to the Whole Child:  The Discovery Center classrooms, curriculum and teaching approach is designed to help children succeed and reach their full potential.
  8. Community/Family Events:  Annunciation's Discovery Center hosts Family Events throughout the year.  Families often form strong relationships and continue friendships for many years.

Site Director Peter Lagermeier:  Peter has experience as a team leader for AmeriCorps. He has his BA in Psychology and MA of Teaching. Peter joined the Discovery Teaching Team in the Fall of 2021.   Peter can be contacted at plagermeier@annunciationmsp.org.

If you have questions and/or are ready for a tour, please contact Christy McFadden, Enrollment Coordinator at cmcfadden@annunciationmsp.org

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Summary Information for the Preschool Program:

Hours:

Monday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday  7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM