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!

2021-2022 Programming

Classes for 2021-2022 are currently full. For more information about offerings, contact

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Class Offerings

Note on eligibility: 3’s & 4’s must be 3 or 4, respectively, by Sept. 1. Pre-K must be attending Kindergarten beginning fall 2022. ** All children must be potty trained before starting preschool. **

3-day, 3’s class – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:15 am – 11:00 am
This class is to also acclimate kids to a new learning environment and build relationships with staff and students. Since the class is 3 days, there will be a few more chances for projects and a little more than what the 2-day class offers.

4-day, 4’s class – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:00 pm – 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, depending on the class ages after registrations.

4-day, 4-year-old 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.


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.

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

  • 3 days $100 /week
  • 4 days $125/week
  • 5 days $150/week
  • Drop in rate for non-contracted days $35 per day

Rates for Pre-K

  • Before Care Monday – Thursday $20/week
  • After Care Monday – Thursday $30/week
  • Both Before and After Care Monday – Thursday $40/week
  • Friday Care $30/week




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 27, 2021).

We're hiring!

Creations Kids Preschool is currently seeking:



Click on the title for full job description. Questions and resumes/cover letters can be emailed to or dropped off at the St. John’s office (current office hours for the building are: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon). You can also call/text (701) 770-0360. In lieu of a resume, applicants can submit a job application instead.



CKP Staff

Peggy Moran

Peggy Moran

Director/Lead Teacher - Orange Otters

Tanya Yankowiak

Tanya Yankowiak

Little Lambs Lead Teacher

Anne Holtan

Anne Holtan

Lead Teacher - Purple Parrots (PreK)

Heather Wynia

Heather Wynia

Assistant Teacher

CKP Board


  • Michele Rud, President
  • Tessa Carolan, VP/Secretary
  • Justin Haase, Treasurer
  • Patty Foster, media
  • Angie Hvitved
  • Mindy Knutson
  • Elise Patzke

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.