Creative Moments
Preschool & Daycare

At Creative Moments, our goal is to help each child reach his or her God-given potential through learning, play, and social interaction. Our classes and before/after care ensure that every child in our program ages 3 through 6th grade receives the attention and enrichment they need to grow toward this goal. 

Preschool Programs

Our half-day and full-day preschool programs are designed to complement each child’s social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth through developmentally appropriate activities. An integrated curriculum centered on exciting monthly themes provides creative hands-on activities. 

In addition to having preschool class time from 9:00-11:30 am, the full-day program expands on the joys and stimulation of cooperative, imaginative play and creative arts. Children receive a nutritious lunch and afternoon snack, as well as an afternoon resting time.

3-Year-Old Half-Day Preschool

Age 3 by September 1 
Tuesday, Thursday
9:00-11:30 am


4-Year-Old Half-Day Preschool

Age 4 by September 1 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00-11:30 am


Full-Day Preschool and Daycare

At least age 3 by September 1 
2-day, 3-day, or 5-day
6:45 am-5:30 pm


Kindergarten Half-Day Program

6:45 AM-12:15 PM AND 4-5:30 PM

This program is designed for students attending a private or public kindergarten, providing care before school (and after, if needed) and supplementing what the children learn at school. We focus on enhancing each child’s growth through group games, art projects, and cooperative play. Weekly Chapel time and gym classes are provided, and children receive a nutritious lunch every day. Bus transportation is provided between Gilbertsville and New Hanover/Upper Frederick Elementary Schools.

Before and After School Program

6:45-8:15 am and/or 4-5:30 pm

This program is for children in 1st through 6th grade who attend Gilbertsville and New Hanover/Upper Frederick Elementary Schools. Before school, children have a choice of several different activities to keep them occupied until buses arrive, around 8:15 am. After school care begins when buses drop children off, around 3:45 pm. Students in the 5-day program participate in a fitness program that includes walking or running and active group games. Once a month, the children work on a “Kids Helping Kids” service project, where they make a delicious treat for the Pottstown Soup Kitchen, which New Hanover’s Student Ministry supports. Care is available for early dismissals and days off school, if needed.

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Summer Program

Our goal for the School’s Out program is to offer a safe, fun, and educational experience for your child. We provide emotional and physical growth through our planned activities, and our trained staff works to provide your child with a positive summer experience. All field trips are included in the tuition.

School’s Out: Full-Day Preschool and Daycare

2-DAY, 3-DAY, 4-DAY, OR 5-DAY

6:45 am-5:30 pm 

Just like school-year preschool, our summer preschool program features small child-to-teacher ratios and curriculum centered on fun summer themes. Creative hands-on activities are provided, as well as age-appropriate and theme-related field trips. Children visit the Pottstown YMCA weekly for swimming lessons and free swim time. A nutritious lunch and afternoon snack are provided, as well as afternoon resting time.

School’s Out: Elementary-Aged (K-6) Program

3-DAY, 4-DAY, OR 5-DAY

6:45 am-5:30 pm 

Weekly themes include Drama, Fitness, The Environment, Science, History, Camping, Sports, and Mysteries. These themes inspire activities such as swimming, games, journaling, field trips, and a Summer Reading Program through the Boyertown Library. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided as well as a nutritious lunch. Creative Moments rents a bus from Klein Transportation for the summer, and we have two licensed bus drivers on staff.

Meet Our Staff

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Kristin Schmidt

Director, Creative Moments

Before becoming Director, Kristin taught a 4-year-old preschool class at Creative Moments. She has a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. She taught 4th grade in Indiana before staying at home to raise her children, Brynn and Mallory. Kristin, her husband, Fred, and children live in Gilbertsville. Kristin loves getting to know the students at Creative Moments and has been a member of NHUMC since 2001.

 
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Carol Carroll

Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher

Carol was a substitute teacher for Creative Moments for 5 years before she began teaching our Kindergarten Enrichment Program in 2007. She has a degree in Special Education. Carol enjoys helping the children find success in their new school adventure.

 
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Amy DiLabio

Half-Day Preschool Teacher

Amy joined Creative Moments in the fall of 2010 and teaches a 3-year-old class and a 4-year-old class in our Preschool Program. She has a degree in Music Therapy and loves integrating music into her classroom every day.

 
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Keisha Kratz

4-Year-Old Half-Day Preschool Teacher

Keisha has been at Creative Moments since the fall of 2009. She worked here as a teacher’s aide while attaining her Early Childhood Education degree. Keisha has many creative ideas and loves seeing the children succeed.

 
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Joanne Letnaunchyn

4-Year-Old Full-Day Preschool Teacher

Joanne has been teaching at Creative Moments since the fall of 2003. She started in the half-day preschool program and then made the switch to full day in the fall of 2004. Joanne likes to find new ways to make learning fun in her classroom.

 
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Dawn Matthews

3-Year-Old Half-Day Preschool Teacher

Dawn joined Creative Moments in the fall of 2013 as a substitute and now teaches a 3-year-old class in our Preschool Program. She has a degree in Elementary Education. Dawn loves creating exciting lessons to get the children engaged in learning.

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Cheryl Mertz

Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher

Cheryl has had a long career at Creative Moments. She has been the director as well as a teacher at each level. As you can see, she is very flexible. Cheryl is kind and enjoys having fun with the kids.

 
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Elin Perate

Kitchen Manager

Elin has been preparing lunch for the children since 2007. She is a caterer by trade. Elin enjoys making food that will put smiles on the children’s faces.

 
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Parent Testimonials

“Thank you so much for all you have done for (my child) this year. He has enjoyed going to Creative Moments, he has had exciting things to share with us every day about his time with you, and the growth I have seen in him academically particularly in the fields of reading and math is simply amazing. You have truly been a blessing to him this year and I thank you for your hard work, for your expertise, and for the love and patience you have shown him. Thank you for helping him grow.”

“Every single staff member is an amazing teacher. You are all kind, compassionate, selfless individuals that have so positively shaped my kids’ lives. We need more people in this world like you.”

“Thank you sooo much for your patience with my 2 kiddos! Thank you sooo much for teaching them about God's love and about being a good Christian! That is the best education they could get!”

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