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 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.
To reach the preschool, call Laurie Ritchie at 704-223-2621 or email her at CLCpreschool6190@twc.com.
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.
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:
WE ARE Now Enrolling for our
2023/2024 school year!
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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
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.
Abby Miller: 2-year-old's Assistant Teacher
Abby is a homeschooled Senior in high school. She lives in Salisbury with her parents and two brothers, sister and a dog. After graduation in Spring of 2023 Becca plans to study Graphic Design or Illustration. Her hobbies include, drawing, reading, and writing short stories, and she also plays volleyball and basketball for the GCAA Stallions.
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.
Becky Morris: Our Preschool's Music Teacher
Becky (Ms. Music) is our music teacher. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Catawba College and a Master’s from UNC-Greensboro. She also achieved National Board Certification in 2002. She taught music education in both public and private schools for 30 years between, and was Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church in Salisbury for 5 years. She is now retired but continues to work as a substitute teacher in Rowan Salisbury Schools. Becky is an accomplished vocalist, pianist and organist, a certified Orff instructor, and owned and operated Kindermusik of Rowan County in the 90's during which time she taught music classes to hundreds of parents and children from birth to age seven. During her younger years she also served as pianist and musical director for shows performed by Piedmont Players and East Rowan High School. Currently she serves as Music Director and Organist at Christiana where she has led the music program for 29 years.