St. Jude's Discovery Center Pre-School

St. Jude of the Lake offers Mahtomedi’s most robust pre-school program in partnership with Lake Area Discovery Center. Through this partnership, our pre-schoolers learn and grow in a loving and safe place.

St Jude's Discovery Center - Mahtomedi PreschoolProgram / Age Journey Information:

Monday through Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm

  • Explorer Classes: Toddler program for 16-35 month olds; part and full-time customized schedules available.
  • Discovery Class: Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds; part and full-time customized schedules available.
  • Kinderstart Class: Kindergarten readiness for 4 and 5 year olds; part and full-time customized schedules available.
  • Extended Care: Before and After School program, multi-age
  • Summer W.O.W.: Summer Preschool Camps for toddlers and preschoolers.
NAEYC & Parent Aware Preschool In Mahtomedi

St. Jude’s Discovery Center Mission

We, as part of the early childhood communities of White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, Forest Lake 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.

What Makes SJDC Unique?

  • Highly Qualified, Caring Staff
  • National Accreditation
  • FULL and PART TIME Childcare Schedules
  • Inclusive Tuition/Weekly Schedule Vacation Policy
  • Christian-Based
  • Parent Education Program
  • Teaching to the “Whole Child”
  • Parent Community / Family Events