Preschool

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Now enrolling for the 2023-24 School Year: start the application process here!!


Annunciation’s Preschool Program, provides customized part and full-time programming, including extended care, for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old as well as a summer program.   This school partnership provides a unique opportunity to “buddy” with students in the elementary school and benefit from their wonderful facilities. 

Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC) offers 3 year old classrooms  and also 4 /5 year old Kinderstart classrooms.  The classroom provides customized part and full-time programming, including extended care, for children ages 3 through 5 years old.   Our 4-year degreed licensed teachers provide high-quality kindergarten-readiness experiences. 

 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.

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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 Lagemeier:  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 plagemeier@annunciationmsp.org.

If you have questions about a tour, please contact Christy McFadden, Enrollment Coordinator at cmcfadden@annunciationmsp.org

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Summary Information for the Preschool Program:

Hours:

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