This child care facility is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to care for children ages 33 months to nine years. We provide child care for faculty, staff, and students of Lake Superior College as well as the general public.

Licensing

Creation Station Child Care and Preschool is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The center operates in compliance with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 9503.005 to 9503.0175. These statutes require that records are maintained, pass a yearly state inspection, and adhere to fire and safety codes. The license capacity for Creation Station is 24 children. The adult to child ratio is 1 adult to every 10 children.

Mission

Creation Station provides an environment essential to early childhood education.  Creation Station’s safe natural atmosphere, established child-centered curriculum, and understanding of the power and potential of each child, lays the foundation for complete sensory learning.

Our mission is accomplished by:

  • Creating an environment rich in activities which encourage exploration and discovery.
  • Providing a wide range of learning experiences in and out of doors.
  • Providing opportunities to develop independence and self-confidence.
  • Creating an awareness of, and respect for the natural world.
  • Creating an awareness of, and respect for others and their property.
  • Creating an awareness of the roles and importance of community.
  • Providing positive examples for problem solving.
  • Providing tools to become independent learners.
  • Providing opportunities for parent involvement.
  • Creating opportunities for community involvement.
  • Providing tools to become responsible community members.

Mission Statement

To provide natural and traditional learning environments; encouraging independent, whole learning opportunities.

Philosophy

Creation Station believes that children have a drive to be self-confident, self-motivated individuals, seeking out an understanding of the world around them.

Creation Station History

Julie Walker doing business as Creation Station provided childcare for the Duluth Community College Center (DCCC), located in the Marshal High School, from September 1994-June 1996.  Creation Station of Duluth, Inc. became an S-Corporation in 1996 following the merger between DCCC and the Duluth Vocational and Technical School.  The merger between the two institutions became Lake Superior College (LSC).  Creation Station has provided child care and preschool services for the faculty, staff, and students of LSC as well as the general public from 1996 to present.

Creation Station Preschool Program Plan

Creation Station Child Care and Preschool is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).  A Three-Star Parent Aware rating was achieved July 1, 2020.  The Parent Aware approved Learn Everyday curriculum is utilized in planning daily educational experiences which are designed to meet the needs of the whole child creating social, emotional, physical, and cognitive developmental opportunities through traditional and natural experiences.

Current Teachers/Staff

Julie Walker (director/lead teacher):  BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Master’s degree in teaching and Learning, Kindergarten (6yrs), Grades1-2 (1 Year), Creation Station (26yrs).

Bernie Walker (lead teacher):  BS in Secondary Education, Permanent substitute teacher at Albrook (1 yr.), Creation Station (24 yrs.), Baseball Coach at Marshall College Preparatory School in Duluth, MN (18 yrs.).

Dani Sequin (closing teacher): AA in Early Childhood Education, Lead Teacher at Superior Children’s Center (3yrs), Creation Station (2yrs)

Age Requirements

The children in attendance at Creation Station must be between the ages of 33 months and 6 years; not to exceed 36-month age variance. Children must be toilet trained.

Days/Hours of Operation

Creation Station is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  Creation Station remains open during breaks and throughout the summer months.  Creation Station closes in conjunction with Lake Superior College.  Creation Station is open to the public as well.

Registration/Rates

Registration: A one-time fee of $15.00 is required upon registration. (Waived during the COVID-19 crisis)

Rates:             

  • Daily Rate: School Age: $32.00/Preschool:  $35.00
  • Weekly Rates:   School Age/Preschool:  Half time $ 80.00, Full time $ 160.00
  • Hourly Rate: School Age: $3.70/Preschool: $3.85

Prepayment is required                         

Late Fees: A $25.00 a day late fee will incur.

Payment Contract: Contracts will be completed upon enrollment. Copies will be given to enrollee and kept in child’s file.

CCAP: Creation Station participates in the Child Care Assistance Program in St. Louis County. Applications to serve other counties are also an option.

Child Care Grants: Child care grants are available through Lake Superior College. Inquire upon enrollment.

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