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CKP Breakfast is October 13

The annual Creation Kids Preschool Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction will be on Sunday, October 13 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Silent auction bidding will open Wednesday, October 9 at 5:00 pm and end after the breakfast (11:30 am). This is the preschool’s largest fundraiser of the year and we need your help! Consider donating a silent auction item, basket, or service to help support costs associated with expansion of our program. If you are interested in donating to the auction, please email Tanya Young at tyoung8550@yahoo.com or contact any board member. Items needed by Monday, October 7 at 5:00 pm. Thank you for all the support during this monumental year!

Meet the new CKP teachers

Creation Kids Preschool is excited to announce the 2019-2020 preschool teachers!

Carol Sullivan lives on a farm near West Concord where she and her husband, Tim, raise Angus beef cattle. She and Tim have three children: Sadie, Wyatt and Schuyler who are very active at KM in sports, drama, 4-H and FFA. Carol loves animals, watching college basketball and her hobbies include cooking, crafting and selling Pampered Chef. Carol is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is an avid Gopher fan! She is a true Minnesota Lutheran (with the accent to prove it!) and is extremely excited to become a part of the CKP family!
Jessica Falk lives in Kasson with her husband and two young boys. They enjoy playing games, reading, and spending time with their family and friends.  Jessica stated “As the CKP Little Lambs Teacher, I am looking forward to providing enrichment opportunities for the preschool children and I am excited to meet the CKP families!”
Peggy Moran lives in Owatonna with her four children: Abbigail (16), Annika (14), Abram (12), Amelia (8), her husband, a dog and 2 cats.  She stays busy watching and supporting her children in their many activities.  In her free time she enjoys camping, reading, and drinking coffee!  Peggy stated “I love teaching preschool and am so excited to be at CKP again!”

Creation Kids Preschool Carnival

The entire community is invited to a free carnival to celebrate Creation Kids Preschool’s 20th anniversary. On June 6, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm, there will be food (hot dogs and accompaniments), bounce house, face painting, treats, games, and more. Anyone registering for preschool at the event will have the registration fee waived.

CKP hiring to accommodate new programming for fall 2019

You may have heard that CKP will be offering before and after care starting this fall. With the expansion of their classes and programs, they’re also hiring! They are currently seeking the following positions for the 2019-2020 school year: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Teacher Assistants, Lead Assistants for the before/after care program, and Aides for the before/after care program. Full job descriptions AND registration for preschool and the before/after care program are available here. Please contact the CKP Board members Katie Freerksen, Jessica Paulsen, or Rachel Linbo. Or CKP Staff Kresta Schultz or Anne Holtan with any questions.

More info on registration for classes and before/after care for 2019-2020 is explained here.

Creation Kids Preschool is hiring

Creations Kids Preschool is currently seeking the following positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Click on the respective links for the full job descriptions.

For more information, contact Katie Freerksen, Rachel Linbo, or Jessica Paulsen. Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to preschool@stjohnskasson.org or dropped off at the St. John’s office. In lieu of a resume, applicants can submit a job application instead.

Exciting changes for CKP

Creation Kids Preschool has a TWO THUMBS UP announcement!

Proudly starting our 21st year of preschool, we are full of excitement to share the news of our Before & After Care program. This will be full-time, 5 days a week for registered Creation Kids preschoolers at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson, MN. Monday through Friday hours are 6:15 am – 6:00 pm.

Beginning September 2019, with convenient options to help simplify your busy life, we invite you to explore our new program, Little Lambs. CKP Little Lambs will consist 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. Details on classes and Before and After Care for 2019-2020 are in the registration information at stjohnskasson.org/preschool

We invite you to visit our booth at the Dodge County Expo at Triton High School on Saturday, March 30 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Along with fun games and prizes, we will have more information about this new program. Registration for preschool will open to the public on March 30 and for current preschool and St. John’s families, registration is now open.

For questions, please reach out to any of the following associated with Creation Kids Preschool; our administrator, board members, or teachers: Lindy Bungum, Tessa Carolan, Lindsay Colwell, Risa Fellows, Katie Freerksen, Anne Holtan, Rachel Linbo, Jessica Paulsen, Amanda Sabelko, Phyllis Sands, Kresta Schultz, Teresa Watkins, or email preschool@stjohnskasson.org.

Please feel free to pass this news along! Limited spots available so don’t wait too long!

We would like to thank everyone, past and present St. John’s Staff, board members, teachers, our congregation and community, and 20 years of students, parents and families for your love and support in growing this amazing preschool program. We realized there was a need in our community and we can now answer back by expanding our ministry with loving hearts and your continued support!

May God continue to bless you all!

2019 CKP Sunday

On Sunday, March 17, we will celebrate the ministry of Creation Kids Preschool on “CKP Sunday.” Please help us welcome the special guests and visitors who come to share the day with the children.

CKP Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction

The annual Creation Kids Preschool Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction is coming up Sunday, October 14. Breakfast will be served 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Donations for the auction are needed and much appreciated. Call/text Rachel Linbo at (507) 421-6013 to donate. All proceeds will go toward program equipment and the CKP scholarship fund. Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent Financial.

CKP hiring for 2018-2019 school year

These positions have been filled!

St. Johns Creation Kids Preschool is a Christian-based preschool program for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Bridge class (pre-K) open to all children in Kasson and surrounding communities. We are currently seeking a part-time Preschool Teacher (Bridge class) AND a part-time Teacher’s Assistant (4-year-old class) to join our team.

Preschool Teacher Requirements:

  • Must have degree in Child Development or related field. Degree meet DHS licensing standards
  • Certified in First-aid and CPR
  • Nurturing Teaching Style
  • Team Player
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Excellent organization, time management, written/verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency
  • Part-time hours with potential for additional hours if desired.
  • Full job description available here.

Preschool Teachers Assistant Requirements:

  • Must have a High School Diploma. Previous early childhood care experience preferred.
  • Certified in First-aid and CPR or willing to go through certification
  • Nurturing Teaching Style
  • Team Player
  • Excellent organization, time management, written/verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency
  • Full job description available here.

For more information contact Phyllis Sands at (507) 634-7110 or email ckpboard@stjohnskasson.org. Resumes and cover letters can be dropped off at St. John’s Lutheran Church 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN

 

Thank you for your support of CKP

We are so blessed by the support you give to Creation Kids Preschool. You celebrated CKP Sunday with our students, families, staff, and board. The children were so proud of the projects they had on display. Many of them had parents and grandparents by the hand as they led them to their own project. Their singing at the service was definitely from the heart! Wasn’t it great to have all those children up in front for the children’s sermon?

Several families came to our Open House to meet our staff and to see our facilities. Enrollment for the 2018-2019 has begun. Class information and registration forms are available online (www.stjohnskasson.org/preschool) or call Phyllis Sands at (507) 634-7110 for additional information.

We were happy to have so many of you come and eat our chicken and wild rice soup at our Lenten Wednesday supper. The desserts were awesome! Your globe offerings for CKP were so generous. With your support, prayers, and encouragement, we continue to be able to offer a Christian preschool experience for the children of our church and our community.

CKP Sunday & Open House

On Sunday, March 4, we will celebrate the ministry of Creation Kids Preschool on “CKP Sunday.” Please help us welcome the special guests and visitors who come to share the day with the children.

Then on Tuesday, March 6, CKP will host an open house from 5:00-6:30 pm. All families are invited to meet the staff and board members and check out our facilities and the programs we offer.

Registration is now available for the ‘18-’19 school year. Available at these events or at www.stjohnskasson.org/preschool

Supporting CKP this month

Do you need to wash that filthy salt spray off your car? Do breakfast burritos sound delicious? Do you want to help young children grow in their faith and love of God?

Creation Kids Preschool can use you!

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 gift card is $6 per wash!). Gift cards to do not expire and can be used at any Kwik Trip in MN, IA, and WI. Please contact Jessica Paulsen at (952) 484-2777 or Rachel Linbo at (507) 421-6013. You can also send a message on Creation Kids Preschool-Kasson, MN Facebook page.

Come hungry Sunday morning, January 21. The preschool families will be serving a breakfast 9:00 am-10:30 am. Breakfast burritos are on the menu!

Hiring a preschool teacher’s assistant

This position has been filled!

St. John’s Creation Kids Preschool is a Christian-based preschool program for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Bridge class open to all children in Kasson and surrounding communities. We are currently seeking a part-time teacher’s assistant for the 4-year-old class to join our team.

Preschool Teachers Assistant Requirements:

  • Previous early childhood care experience
  • Certified in First-aid and CPR or willing to go through certification
  • Excellent organization, time management, written/verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency

For more information please call Phyllis Sands at  (507) 634-7110 or you can send email inquiries to ckpboard@stjohnskasson.org.

Part-time preschool teacher and teacher’s assistant needed

St. John’s Creation Kids Preschool is a Christian-based preschool program or 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Bridge class open to all children in Kasson and surrounding communities.

We are currently seeking a part-time teacher and part-time teacher’s assistant to join our team.

The teacher position has been filled. 

Preschool Teacher Requirements:

  • Must meet DHS licensing standards
  • Certified in first-aid and CPR
  • Nurturing teaching style
  • Team player
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization, time management, and computer proficiency

Preschool teacher’s assistant requirements:

  • Previous early childhood care experience
  • Certified in first-aid and CPR
  • Excellent organization, time management, written/verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency

For more information, please call Phyllis Sands at (507) 634-7110 or bring your resume to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kasson, MN