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 120, 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: Trisha B.
Trisha is our wonderful Director at Big Lake! 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.
Assistant Director: Jessalynn M.
Jessalynn is our amazing Assistant Director at Big Lake! She has been in the childcare field for 10 years and adores all of the children who’ve been in her care. She loves being a part of their lives as they grow and learn. She is married to her wonderful husband Jake, and they have two boys, Kash and Kade. In her free time Jessalynn loves to be at the lake with family and friends, going shopping, doing hair and nails. One interesting fact is that she like to drink coffee all day long. Her favorite scriptures are found in Proverbs 31!
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. Makayla
Makayla is out Lead Toddler 1 Teacher! She loves working with children because no single day is the same! In her 4 years’ experience, she has learned that the children motivate her to become a better teacher and they constantly make her laugh! She loves to build their imagine, especially with the stories they create! In her free time, Makayla loves to stay organized and clean, send time with family and friends (she comes from a family of 8), and be outside! Fishing, four wheeling, hiking, and walking are some of her favorite pastimes! Makayla loves the Bible verse Matthew 21:22 which says “You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it”
Toddler 2: Ms. Megan
Megan is our lead Toddler 2 teacher. She received her Associates Degree in Child and Adult Care Education from St. Cloud Tech. She loves working with children because she gets a firsthand look at watching “their wheels spin.” She enjoys seeing each “ah-ha” moment the children experience. When not at work, you can find Megan playing volleyball, trying new recipes from Pinterest, and playing with her daughter! Her perfect day would start with a strong cup of coffee and end with her friends around a fire. She believes the best thing about the community is that you can always find someone willing to lend a hand. Her favorite Bible verses is: “I am He who will sustain you,” Isaiah 46:4
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.”