New Creations Big Lake
New Creations' children are community-minded and family-oriented. Learning at New Creations is child-led and NAEYC-accredited. Our staff loves each child and treats them as if they were their own.
In addition to the education that we offer your children, we provide a solid basis for their faith by teaching them stories from the Bible. This gives each child the chance to learn about Jesus and biblical principles at the same time that they learn basic academic concepts.
Our Staff is Dedicated to Providing Early Childhood Education
We are passionate about offering the best early childhood education possible, and are always striving to learn new strategies for teaching young minds. Each age group has two classrooms to foster a differentiated learning approach. We provide a special schedule with activities that teach children valuable learning skills. Our center has a capacity of 105, which gives us the ability to love on the children in our community.
Contact our staff to discover more about our child care center in Big Lake.
Meet Our Staff
Director: Lori L
Lori is the Director of Big Lake New Creations. She has over 12 years of experience in childhood education. Lori graduated from Buffalo and went on to attend college at St. Cloud State University. Lori is passionate about working with children to help them grow and see their smiles! Lori is a loyal and adaptable person. Her dream travel destination would be taking a mission trip to a 3rd world country with her children. Her favorite Bible passage is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Assistant Director: Trisha B.
Trisha is our wonderful Assistant Director! She has 10 year of experience in childcare. Trisha graduated from ROCORI High School and went on to attend college at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology. Trisha was inspired to work in childcare for her love and passion for children and watching them learn through hands-on experiences and discover their own potential! Trisha is a wife and a mother to three. She enjoys spending time with her family and outdoors. Her favorite quote is “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”-Benjamin Franklin.
Infant 1: Ms. Miranda
Miranda is the lead teacher of our preschool 1 classroom. She has over 6 years of childcare experience. Miranda graduated from St. Francis High School and went on to attend Penn Foster College where she is working on obtaining her associates in early childhood education. Miranda was inspired to become a childhood educator because she enjoys the rewards of watching children learn and grow. Miranda loves spending time outdoors around a fire or on the lake and being a mother to her fur baby. Her favorite quote is “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m Possible’! (Audrey Hepburn).”
Infant 2: Ms. Candi
Candi is the Lead Teacher of our Infant 2 classroom. She has over 12 years of experience working in childcare education. Candi graduated from Maple Lake High School and attended college at Anoka Tech. She was inspired to become a childhood educator because she enjoys the rewards of watching children learn and grow! Candi is a resilient and strong-willed person-something she learned from her father. Her favorite quote is “Be smarter than the average bear”.
Toddler 1: Ms. Leela
Leela is the Lead Teacher of our Toddler 1 classroom. She has 6 years of experience in early childhood education and obtained her CDA in 2015. Leela is a strong advocate for the importance of family in a child’s development. She is a creative teacher and enjoys sensory play and getting messy with the toddlers. Leela is a mother to a wonderful daughter and they have just recently moved to Big Lake. She enjoys everything outdoors, coffee and Minnesota sports teams. Leela was inspired to become an early childhood educator because she enjoys watching children develop through each milestone and seeing their excitement when they succeed.
Toddler 2: Ms. Elen & Ms. Cindy
Elen is one of the teachers of our Toddler 2 classroom. She has over 5 years of childcare experience. Elen is originally from Iowa where she attended college at Briar Cliff University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Elen was inspired to become an early childhood educator because she enjoys watching children learn and grow and seeing their progression over time. Elen is a wife and mother to one with another on the way! She enjoys crafting, painting, singing, listening to music and spending time teaching and chasing her 1 ½ year old. Her favorite quote is “Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly (Unknown).”
Preschool 1: Ms. Candis
Candis is the lead teacher of our preschool 1 classroom. She has worked in childcare for over 20 years and has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Candis enjoys working with children and loves their genuine and honest personalities. Candis is wife and a mother to two adult sons as well as two dogs. She loves the outdoors, fishing, hiking and traveling. An interesting fact about Candis is that she is extremely terrified of heights and spiders but LOVES snakes!
Preschool 2: Ms. Melissa
Melissa is the lead teacher of our preschool 2/School Age classroom. She has been in childhood education for over 10 year. Melissa graduated from Big Lake High School and went on to attend college at University of Wisconsin-Stout where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a minor in special education. Melissa was inspired to become a childhood educator by her own wonderful teachers growing up, and she enjoys teaching children herself. Melissa is a wife and a mother to two. She is also an active community member with Big Lake Women of Today. Melissa has a positive personality and is a gifted listener. Her dream vacation would be a cruise to Alaska (a honeymoon she never had!). Her favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”