New Creations Hugo

Literacy is key in a child’s overall success both in and out of the classroom. Here at Hugo, our curriculum allows children multiple opportunities to grow and develop by implementing kindergarten-readiness standards. Literacy-based concepts are used throughout the day within large group discussions, small group centers, and outdoor play. This, along with a structured classroom environment, creates authentic learning experiences and allows all children to be successful.

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Meet Our Directors

Site Director: Stef M.

Ms. Stef is originally from Wilmar, Minnesota and a graduate of UMD double majoring in Sociology & Criminology with a minor in Psychology. She currently resides just south of Hugo with her husband and three boys. They enjoy spending their weekends at the cabin, in her husband’s hometown of Hibbing, and at the Children’s Museum in St. Paul. Ms. Stef originally joined our team as a part of the School Age program in 2012 but quickly stepped into the role as one of our directors. Ms. Stef values the relationships she builds each day with the families and children of New Creations and loves that her boys are also close-knit members within our NC family.

Site Director: Lawren A.

Ms. Lawren is our lady of many trades at Hugo as she serves as one of our center’s directors, our lead preschool teacher, and our curriculum coordinator. She has spent over 7 years with our program and truly values the lifelong learning relationships she builds with students and their families; she especially enjoys when our former students stop in for a visit or hearing about our former and current student’s successes in primary school. Ms. Lawren really enjoys discovering different ways to help children learn by using interactive experiments and projects to really make early childhood education an “hands-on” experience. Outside of New Creations, Ms. Lawren lives in beautiful downtown Stillwater and enjoys traveling, working her “side gig” at a local golf course, and spending time with her family and friends in her free time.