Welcome to THE NEW
Christiana Creative Preschool!
Christiana Creative Preschool is a BRAND NEW preschool!
For many years the preschool at Christiana was an independently owned and operated school that leased space in our building. When the preschool's director retired at the end of the 2021/2022 school year, the preschool became a direct ministry of Christiana Lutheran Church operating under church management. With this change of hands, much has changed although much will stay the same.
The new Christiana Creative Preschool's mission is to provide a unique educational experience designed to encourage and motivate children to learn in a loving Christian environment. For the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, we are offering preschool classes for 2, 3, and 4-year-old children. We also have Stories-To-Go with the Rowan Public Library as well as Music & Movement. Our preschool day starts at 8:30 am and ends at 11:30 am.
Our new and exciting program (now in its 2nd year) is directed by Laurie Ritchie who has been a member of Christiana Lutheran Church for over 40 years. Laurie has an associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor's degree in Medical Administration/Medical Management. She has been active with the youth programs at Christiana for many years.
2023-2024 Class Schedules & Fees
The 2-year-old class meets Tuesday and Thursday.
Tuition is $95 per month.
Your child needs to be 2 years old before August 31.
The 3-year-old Class meets Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Tuition is $120 per month.
Your child needs to be 3 years old before August 31.
The 4-year-old Class has two meeting options:
1st Option – 3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Tuition is $120 per month.
2nd option – 5 days a week: Monday–Friday.
Tuition is $165 per month.
Your child needs to be 4 years old before August 31 AND potty trained to be in either of these classes.
Tuition is due on the first school day of the month.
WE ARE Now Enrolling for our
2023/2024 school year!
Complete the Registration
FEES FOR NEXT YEAR (2024-2025)
In light of the continued increase in cost and our desire to continue to provide an excellent program for our children, we find it necessary to increase our tuition for the 2024-2025 school year. The new tuition amounts are below. Thank you for your continued confidence in our program and we look forward to the coming year!
Twos - $110.00 monthly
Threes - $132.50 monthly
Fours - $132.50 monthly - 3 days
Fours - $175.00 monthly - 4 days
Christiana Creative Preschool is growing! If you are looking for a part-time position to work with children in a loving Christian environment, please fill out the employment application below and return by mail to:
Christiana Lutheran Church
Attn: Laurie Ritchie, director
6190 Hwy 52
Salisbury, NC 28146
Or email to:
Our Teachers and Assistants
New this year is Cortney Bruce: 4-year old's Assistant
We are excited to welcome Cortney Bruce to our teaching team this year. She will be helping in all classes but mainly in the 4 year olds. Cortney has been a stay-at-home mom of four amazing kids for the last 5 years and happily married to Todd her middle school sweetheart. Cortney comes from a large family being one of 7 kids growing up so she’s used to staying busy and knowing how to get creative to keep kids entertained. Cortney enjoys spending time with her family and doing all things outdoors. She also enjoys reading, painting, photography, and doing all things creative with her kids.
Kathy Haynes: 4-year-old's Co-Teacher
Kathy is an experienced teacher who has worked in a preschool and public middle school setting. She taught as a substitute teacher in elementary and middle school. She taught for three years at Christiana Play School before completing her Bachelor’s Degree at Catawba College with a concentration in Middle School Education Language Arts and Social Studies. Kathy earned her Gifted Education Certification and Masters Degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and taught at Erwin Middle School for 17 years before retiring to provide daycare for her granddaughter. She has been the Nursery Sunday School teacher for 12 years at Christiana. Kathy wants to continue teaching and has a passion for working with preschool age children to help them develop skills to be caring and compassionate children who will become lifelong learners. She believes that play is the learning basis for socialization and early education for preschoolers.
Kelly Miller: 4-year-old's Co-Teacher AND the Preschool's Music Teacher
Kelly is a mom to four amazing kids whom she has homeschooled from preschool through high school. As a Pastor’s kid, she grew up being heavily involved in church ministry and that continues to this day. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, sewing, and playing the piano. Kelly also directs Rowan Singers Homeschool Chorus.
Becca Wyrick: 2 & 3-year-old's Teacher
Becca is a lady who really enjoys spending as much of her time outdoors with her family as she can. She's one of those girly girls that likes all of the shades of the color pink, and butterflies and flowers and warm sunny days. However, Becca also really likes playing and watching sports and fishing at the lake or doing anything at all in her ultimate happy place—the beach! She has a weakness for a nice cold diet soda and most enjoys staying busy, and maybe that’s why she also has FIVE beautiful children! Becca is so excited for this upcoming school year and all the fun and growth she will be experiencing with your children. Prior to joining Christiana’s Preschool Program, Becca had her own in-home childcare for about 6 years.
Jennifer Honeycutt: 3-year-old's Assistant Teacher
Jennifer and her family are long-time members of Christiana. She's married to Daniel, an engineer, and they have two children—Gabe is a senior at Carson and Aubrey is attending Western Carolina University. Jennifer has been a stay-at-home mom for the past 19 years so she's familiar with the challenges of raising a family in a busy world. She loves to see people enjoy her cooking and has won 1st place in Christiana’s Chili Cook-Off every time it's been held. In her free time Jennifer can be found reading and also enjoys reading to others—children and adults—as she's been a lay reader for Christiana’s worship services. Jennifer looks forward to seeing children blessed this year at the new Christiana Creative Preschool.