Creative Learning Campus
Preschool & Daycare

Welcome to the Creative Learning Campus

We are a vibrant ministry of Community Lutheran Church. We are so very happy that you are interested in enrolling your child with us for your preschool and daycare needs. Please take a look around our site and find us on Facebook for all of the latest and greatest happenings!

Kristi Hill

Preschool Director

Creative Learning Campus Exists...

To meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of children. Through hands-on activities and experiential learning opportunities in art, music, language, science and math, the children develop the skills necessary for kindergarten. As a Christian preschool and daycare, Christ’s love is shared with the children through Bible stories, prayers, and songs.

Michigan District Early Childhood Director of the Year 2021 Is Here At CLC!

Congratulations are in order to Kristi Hill, named Michigan District Early Childhood Director of the Year by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. This is an incredibly high honor.

“We are blessed with many early childhood centers throughout the Michigan District. Some are associated with Lutheran elementary schools, and others are free standing centers. All of our early childhood centers have administrators that play a vital role in the success of Lutheran education. Each year we lift up an outstanding director who exemplifies what it means to be a servant leader. It is our privilege to recognize Kristi Hill as the 2021 Michigan District Early Childhood Director of the Year. The following are some comments shared during the nomination process.

This woman is the picture of an Amazing Director… Boss… Friend! She defines the saying “I have your back!”

Kristi has such a big heart for her staff and all the children and families involved in our school… even outside as well as past families that have gone through our school.

Her leadership during difficult times has been tremendous; she has been the consistent rock for our ministry.

It is evident that Kristi’s ministry to the students, staff, and families at Community and Creative Learning Early Preschool/Daycare is one that should be celebrated. We are extremely thankful for her leadership and dedication to her ministry. We look forward to seeing how she continues to have a powerful impact on those she is called to serve!” -Travis Grulke, Superintendent of Schools Michigan District, LCMS

We are very proud of Kristi and the work she has done within our preschool and are grateful for her service to our church. If you see her around, be sure to congratulate her!

Teachers Not Pictured:

  • Miss Melissa – Classroom Aide
  • Miss Chloe- Classroom and Daycare Aide

The Creative Learning Campus recognizes the individuality of each child and that the intellectual and academic growth of young children is developmental.  For example, children must learn to crawl before they can walk.  Similarly, children must develop small muscle skills before they can write.  Therefore, materials, experiences, and equipment are provided so that each child develops in proportion to his or her level of maturity.   On a daily basis your child will have the opportunity for the following:  planned activities and experiences to develop large and small muscle skills, self-directed play, outdoor play (weather permitting) or use of the gym, learning centers, snack time, creative play, story time and developing relationships with teachers and peers. 

Throughout the year several special events and activities are planned for the children including field trips, class parties, community visitors, a Christmas program, Pancakes with Parents, Book Bingo Night, our annual art show, and both a three and four-year old graduation ceremony. We are also a Christian preschool, so the kids will also have chapel once a month in the church.
 
We want this to not only be your child’s preschool but also a place for families to connect and make lasting relationships through the years to come.

We are so excited that you’re here. Enrollment is the most important step to get your child into Creative Learning Campus. The rest of this page will walk you through how to do it. There are several requirements that must be met to enroll your child. If you’re ever confused or need help, please just call the the church at 734-782-0563 and ask for Kristi! 

  1. You must fill out the Registration Form and it must be submitted with a $50 deposit fee. Enrollment & Registration Policy.
  2. Your child must be fully potty trained by the first day of attendance. This means that the child must be able to clean themselves by wiping and washing their hands without help from the staff.  Accidents do happen though so we ask that you send in a spare set of the child’s clothes in a labeled Ziploc bag for us to keep in the restrooms.
  3. We prefer that your child be 3 by September 1 of the enrolling year to attend a 3’s class or 4 by September 1st of the enrolling year to attend a 4’s class. This is to ensure that all children attending will have the same needs and that the teachers can support them to the best of their ability.
  4. Prior to acceptance, parents need to make the school aware of any special medical or physical needs of the child to be enrolled.  The needs of the child will then be evaluated on an individual basis.  Acceptance of the child will be based on the best interest of the child as well as our ability to meet his or her needs. 

    If you would like a daytime tour of the preschool, please call to schedule an appointment.  You are welcome to bring your child!

    Please return this Medical Release Form with your enrollment paperwork.

All preschool classes for the fall are at capacity.
We are accepting waitlist applications for any families wishing to attend Creative Learning Campus in the fall.
Please reach out to Miss Kristi at khill@clcflatrock.com for more information.

Activities

Creative Learning Campus hosts two mom 2 mom sales a year. The gym will be filled with tables and great deals on clothes, toys, and more–sold by many of our parents, former parents, and other members of our community. If interested in renting a table, please fill out a form and return it to Mrs. Kristi. Table Rental Forms are available outside of her office and the link below.

Table Rental Agreement

The first week of March is National Lutheran Schools week which means fun dress up days and our annual Book Bingo Night. Families can come back to school for a yummy pizza dinner and then stick around to play the timeless game of bingo to win books to take home! Families are invited to bring aunts, grandmas and grandpas to join in the fun. This is always a great event and completely free to our preschool families.

We love Halloween here at Community Lutheran and we host an amazing trunk or treat the Wednesday before Halloween. We have over 30 trunks outside and an entire school hallway decorated for even more inside fun.

This is a program designed to help children get used to eating lunch away from home and in a classroom setting. Teachers are on hand to help them open their lunch items and monitor the rooms. We also help the children learn some independence in cleaning up after themselves and packing away their things when they are done. After they are all cleaned up, they are given extra playtime and who doesn’t love extra play time? Lunch Bunch starts in mid-September and runs through May.

Wild Wednesdays is our summer program designed to keep children involved in learning and interacting with their peers in a structured and fun setting.  Parents have the option of signing up for the morning each Wednesday in June and July from 9:00 am – 12 pm.  Our certified preschool and daycare teachers plan and lead each day’s activities.  Included in the fun are whole group and individual activities in science, math, pre-reading and writing, exploration, free play, art and music!  We serve a healthy snack, mid-morning.  Lunch is not served. Wild Wednesdays is available to children who are already 3-years, 4-years, or 5-years old at the start of summer (June).  Children should be potty trained.  Children do not need to be enrolled at Creative Learning Campus and they do not need to be members of Community Lutheran Church.  The cost is $15 per Wednesday per child and $10 per Wednesday for a second child (sibling).  Please call the church/school office (734-782-0563) for more information or to sign up your child for WW’s! 

Learning Lab is 45 minutes of learning-fun where the children get to participate in several learning activities based on one subject (music, science, reading, math) each week.  In early childhood education, the children do not often get ‘extra’ time that is focused on one academic subject.  We created Learning Lab to expose our students to more in-depth exploration of specific subjects through engaging and fun activities in a positive setting. 

Learning Lab is offered once per week for four-year olds during the break between morning and afternoon classes.  Sign up sheets are posted at the class’s sign in/out podium at the beginning of each month.  The lab fee is $5 per Learning Lab.  No refunds are given, except in the case that your child is absent from school.

22-21 Calendar

*All Dates Subject To Change

Creative Learning Campus School Calendar 2021/2022

  

Aug

23

Parent Information Drop Off Night ; 6-7:30pm

     

Aug/Sep

30-2

Pollywogs ; 9-11am

     

Sep

7

4 year olds first day : Miss Kelly, Miss Stacia

     
 

8

3 year olds first day : Miss Tricia (3 day class)

     
 

8

Daycare opens at 8am

     
 

9

3 year olds first day : Miss Tricia (2 day class)

     
 

25

Mom2Mom and Bake Sale ; 9am – 1pm

     

Oct

1

Fall Field Trip ; TBD : No School or Daycare

     
 

6

Buffalo Wild Wings Night / TBD

     
 

27

Trunk or Treat ; 6:30pm

     
 

29

Halloween Class Party : Miss Tricia’s Stars

     

Nov

1

Halloween Class Parties : Miss Kelly, Miss Stacia, Miss Tricia’s Frogs

     
 

2

No School ; Preschool and Daycare Closed

     
 

24-28

No School ; Thanksgiving Break

     

Dec

14

Christmas Concert ; 6:30pm

     
 

20-31

No School ; Christmas Break

     

Jan

3

School and Daycare Resume

     
 

17

No School ; Preschool and Daycare Closed

     
 

25

Breakfast with Buddies ; Miss Tricia’s Frogs , Miss Stacia

     
 

26

Breakfast with Buddies ; Miss Tricia’s Stars, Miss Kelly

     

Feb

1

Registration Opens for Fall 2022/2023

     
 

5

Preschool Open House ; 10am – Noon

     
 

21-22

No School ; Winter Break

     

Mar

3

Winter Field Trip ; TBD ; No School or Daycare

     
 

7th – 11th

National Lutheran Schools Week – Dress Up Days

     
 

7

Pajama Day

     
 

8

Disney Day

     
 

8

Book Bingo Night ; Dinner 5-6pm, Bingo from 6-7pm

     
 

9

Super Hero Day

     
 

10

School Shirt Day

     
 

11

Mismatch Day

     
 

28-1

No School ; Spring Break Week

     

Apr

4

School and Daycare Resume

     
 

15

No School ; Good Friday

     
 

29

Little Artist Extravaganza ; 7-8pm

     

May

6

Spring Field Trip ; TBD ; No School or Daycare

     
 

16

Field Day ; Miss Tricia’s Stars and Miss Stacia

     
 

17

Field Day ; Miss Tricia’s Frogs and Miss Kelly

     
 

20

Last Day for Miss Tricia’s Frogs

     
 

23

Last Day for Miss Tricia’s Stars, Miss Kelly and Miss Stacia

     
 

24

No School ; Graduation Prep/Work Day for Staff

     
 

25

4 year old Graduation Program ; 10:30am

     
 

26

3 year old Promotion Ceremony ; 11am

     

Contact Us

Monday – Thursday 8:30am-3:00pm

23984 Gibraltar Rd, Flat Rock MI 48134

Creative Learning Campus is Located inside the David P. Gohn Life Center behind the main church building.

(734)782-0563

Kristi Hill, Preschool Director – KHill@clcflatrock.com