Creation Kids Preschool

Creation Kids Preschool provides a quality, Christian-based preschool program for children in our congregation and community. Our goals are to nurture the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical development of each child. Our mission is to help children grow in their faith and love of God. CKP opened their doors in 1999 and has since graduated over 800 children. Many of St. John’s most active youth are graduates from the program. We invite you and your child to be a part of a very special program and ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church!

2022-2023 Programming

 Class Offerings

Each class will be capped at 16 students.

Note on eligibility: 3’s & 4’s must be 3 or 4, respectively, by Sept. 1. Pre-K must be attending Kindergarten beginning fall 2023. ** All children must be potty trained before starting preschool. **

Orange Otters: 3-day 3’s class | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday | 8:15 – 11:00 am
This class is to acclimate kids to a new learning environment, learn and practice school routine, and build relationships with staff and students.

Teal Turtles: 4-day 4’s Bridge | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:00 – 2:45 pm | Thursday 8:15 am – 2:45 pm
This class is for children who will be 4 by September 1, to follow the K-M school guidelines. This class will be a mixture of ages – it may have a new 4 year-old with an August birthday, and it may also include a child who is already 5 and not heading to Kindergarten yet. This class will offer some 4-year-old and some Pre-K curriculum. Thursday will be a full day of class to help give students some practice toward kindergarten readiness.

Purple Parrots: 4-Full Day Pre-K | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 8:15 am – 2:45 pm
This class will be for Pre-K students only. The curriculum will be for Pre-K students offering things such as P.E., recess, and other skills for their Kindergarten readiness. This is not necessarily intense learning all day, but will have more time throughout the day to complete things.

 Orange Otters class is full, but Teal Turtles and Purple Parrots currently have openings.



Little Lambs Care Program

CKP Little Lambs consists of a structured play group that will include the lunch hour with friends and a mix of small and large motor activity time, creative arts/activities, reading/story time, outdoor play (weather permitting) and a rest period depending on your child’s preschool programming for that particular day. Hours are 6:15 am – 6:00 pm.

Little Lambs is currently accepting registrations for summer care 2022 (available to families with students enrolled in CKP in 2021-2022 and/or 2022-2023). Families may register for Little Lambs school year before/after care when they register for 2022-2023 classes.

All students enrolled must contract for 3, 4, or 5 days a week. Days can vary.

** All children must be potty trained before enrollment. **

Contracted rates

Summer rates –

  • 3 days: $115/week
  • 4 days: $135/week
  • 5 days: $160/week

For students in 3s or 4s –

  • 3 days: $115 /week
  • 4 days: $135/week
  • 5 days: $160/week

For students in Pre-K –

  • Before Care Monday – Thursday – $22/week
  • After Care Monday – Thursday – $32/week
  • Both Before and After Care Monday – Thursday – $42/week
  • Friday Care – $35/week

Drop-in rate for non-contracted days is $38/day.

COVID Policies

More information about how Creation Kids Preschool is working to keep students and staff safe during COVID 19 is available in the COVID 19 Preparedness Plan (updated August 03, 2022).

Does your child need transportation?

Rolling Hills Transit is an option for transportation to/from CKP/Little Lambs. Transportation request forms for the ’22-’23 school year are due by August 5. Policies and forms are avialble on their website.

CKP Staff

Nicole Brannan

Nicole Brannan


Tanya Yankowiak

Tanya Yankowiak

Little Lambs Lead Teacher

  Jennifer Bourgault

Jennifer Bourgault

Lead Orange Otters and Teal Turtles Teacher

Anne Holtan

Anne Holtan

Lead Teacher - Purple Parrots (PreK)

Heather Wynia

Heather Wynia

Assistant Teacher

Lindsey Stevens

Lindsey Stevens

Assistant Teacher

CKP Board


  • Michele Rud, President
  • Tessa Carolan, VP/Secretary
  • Angie Hvitved, Treasurer
  • Mindy Knutson
  • Rayelle Haase
  • Emilie Hilaire

Carwash Cards

Support the preschool by purchasing a Kwik Trip Carwash Card. Each card has 5 Ultimate car washes for $30. This is a $50 value (regular car wash price is $10, cost on card is $6 per wash!). For every card purchased, Creation Kids Preschool receives a $10 donation! Gift cards do not expire and can be used at any Kwik Trip in MN, IA, and WI. Please contact, talk to any teacher, or send a message on Creation Kids Preschool-Kasson, MN Facebook page.