We exist to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate, and Christ centered environment.
Our focus is to provide stimulating, educational, and service-learning experiences that promote each child's social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support children's desire to be lifelong learners by preparing them for God’s future purposes
New Creations Child Care is a family-owned and operated licensed child care program that began in a small church in Blaine in 2011. Two teachers who taught middle school in the Anoka-Hennepin school district decided they wanted to pursue early childhood education. Their first location in Blaine quickly needed to expand due to full enrollment and they opened another site in Andover in 2012. In 2014, two additional locations opened in Lino Lakes and Brooklyn Park and then their husbands joined them as full-time owners as well. In 2016, they expanded into Ramsey and Big Lake as well as built their first location in Blaine, moving the program out of the original church. Wanting to make an impact in St. Paul, they opened their 7th site in the Crocus Hill neighborhood. In the fall of 2017, the Maple Grove site across from Maple Grove Hospital opened. In 2018, they opened a second Blaine location on the corner of 35W and Lexington, known as "Lexington". They continued to expand in 2019 by opening their Hugo campus. In 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, they built a new location on Noble and 610 for their Brooklyn Park program. 2021 was the biggest year yet, opening Prior Lake, Burnsville, a second Maple Grove location "Rush Creek" and Coon Rapids "Riverdale", which moved that program out of the original Andover/Riverdale location. Their vision is to continue to reach communities across Minnesota in order to spread their mission of providing quality, affordable, faith-based childcare.
All decisions are made based on our deeply-rooted faith including chapel, curriculum, activities for children, hiring staff, and community relationships and involvement.
Family is the most important aspect of all of our lives. We value being deeply connected to the families in our care and want to maintain a family feel in each classroom.
We incorporate fun into our program every day by encouraging the children to explore, imagine, and create new things every day.
Our safe & nurturing environment promotes your child's growth and development, ensuring that we build the foundation for lifetime.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Melinda is our very own Executive Vice President of Operations! Over the years, she has worked in several leadership roles that have prepared her with new and unique skills to add value to growing teams like New Creations. Most of her leadership career has been in management learning about urgency in fast-paced industries, as well as finding her passion for servant leadership. In her role, she serves our leaders, our staff, our families, and our children, while doing what is best for children every minute of every day. Melinda has three beautiful children with her husband. She enjoys fishing, reading, singing, cooking, and of course getting a little movie time in with her family! She also launched her own non-profit that comes alongside young moms and their children experiencing homelessness. Melinda is all around excellent in everything she does, and we are so blessed to have her leading our leaders! She is very excited to echo Paul's words in Colossians, and to be given the opportunity to share her passion to lead in Grace, by giving Grace, receiving Grace, and remembering that all we do we are doing for Him.
Classroom Development Director
Lawren, our Education Director, partners in all areas regarding the Education and execution of our best practices in the classrooms working closely with our Classroom Development Directors. She has 15 years of experience in childcare and has an associates degree in Child Development from St. Catherine's. Lawren was inspired to work with children and families and furthered her passion for assisting parents in learning how their child learns best as well as building lifelong learning relationships. She really enjoys discovering different ways to help children learn by using interactive experiences and projects to make early childhood education a “hands-on” experience.
When Lawren is not at a New Creations location, you will find her in her beautiful downtown Stillwater home. She also enjoys traveling, working at a local golf course, and spending time with her family and friends in her free time.
Executive Director of Education and Program Development
Trisha, our Quality Assurance Director, partners with Melinda in all areas regarding the quality and execution of our systems, policies, and procedures. She has 10 years of experience in childcare and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology. Trisha was inspired to work in childcare for her love and passion for children. She loves watching them learn through hands on experiences and discover their own potential! Her favorite quote is “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”-Benjamin Franklin. When Trisha is not at a New Creations location, she might be found with her husband and three children camping or ice fishing, depending on the time of year. She loves the outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Executive Director of Quality Assurance
Lindsey is our Executive Director of Talent Management. With over 15 years of experience in early childhood, elementary education and educational leadership, she has a passion for working with children and building strong educational leadership teams. She graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Lindsey works every day to recruit, develop, and retain a strong staff of leaders and educators. Together with her husband and son, she
enjoys camping, kayaking, and riding ATVs. Lindsey loves being part of the passionate, faith-driven, dedicated team that is New Creations!