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Lake Area Discovery Center

3770 Bellaire Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55110

Phone:
(651) 762-7884

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We, as part of the early childhood communities of White Bear Lake, Maplewood and Stillwater,
seek to support parents and children through a creative environment that promotes and teaches Christian values, honors diversity, and fosters fellowship within the total community.
Program Goals
* To provide a safe and stimulating environment that nurtures the natural wonder in each child.
* To create a setting that fosters the child's physical, social, emotional, cultural, spiritual and intellectual development.
* To honor and respect the diversity within each child as well as all of God's creation.
*To facilitate enjoyment of school and model a positive attitude toward learning which will allow children to face future experiences with skill and confidence.
* To acknowledge the parent(s) as the first and most important teacher and to support them on their parenting journey."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Discovery Class
Daily Schedule:
9:00am/12:30pm Children Arrive
9:15am/12:45pm Circle Time (calendar/weather, storytime)
9:30am/1:00pm Learning Center Time/Library
10:30am/2:00pm Music and Movement
10:45am/2:15pm Conversation Time
11:00am/2:30pm Snack/Individualized Cooking
11:20am/2:50pm Gym or Outdoor Play
11:30am/3:00pm Children Dismissed
Kinderstart (Junior Kindergarten)
9:00am/12:30pm Children Arrive
9:15am/12:45pm Circle Time (calendar/weather, storytime)
9:30am/1:00pm Learning Center Time/Library
10:30am/2:00pm Music and Movement
10:45am/2:15pm Conversation Time
11:00am/2:30pm Snack/Individualized Cooking
11:20am/2:50pm Gym or Outdoor Play
11:30am/3:00pm Children Dismissed"
Excerpted from the preschool's website