Safe, Education Focused Child Care Built On Christian Values

“Cedar Kids Is the Best Decision I've Ever Made in My Daughter’s Life!” – Ana

Feel Safe and Secure Leaving Your Child with People You Trust

Your child’s health and happiness are our top priorities. Our exceptional teaching team, several whom have been with us for over ten years now, is wholly dedicated to your child’s health, safety, development, and growth.

The Best Education for School with A Spiritual Foundation

While providing your child with the foundation they need for school, we focus on their growth as a whole: spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and individually. Our emphasis on Christian core values sets us apart when it comes to helping build your child’s character.

Believe all things are possible through Christ Knowing God has a plan and purpose for each life
Treat others how you want to be treated Being aware of others individuality
Working together Complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses
Honest and trustworthy Always do the right thing
We make moral decisions We pursue personal growth

A Balanced Curriculum Meets All Your Child’s Unique Needs

All of our age-appropriate activities combine the very best teaching methods. These are individualized to meet your child’s own unique needs. Your child’s curriculum includes: Play-based learning: your child will love this fun, hands-on, and experiential style of learning Faith-based education: your child is encouraged to act, think, and behave in line with the Christian core values of kindness, patience, integrity, and honesty Child-directed: your child is allowed to make choices for some activities and to explore their interests Teacher-directed: with gentle guidance, your child is introduced to new things and discovers the natural next steps in their learning

Personalized Learning Plans Bring Out the Best in Your Child

Your child’s portfolio portrays their academic progress; you’ll love getting updates on how well they are doing! This individual portfolio allows teachers to plan top-notch personalized lesson plans for your child.

An Additional Teacher in Every Preschool and Toddler Classroom for Extra Support

We’ve added a third team member to every preschool and toddler classroom. Although not required, we believe this is extremely important. All children deserve the extra attention, love, support, and hands-on help that this additional teacher provides.

A Loving, Fun, Creative Learning Atmosphere

Weekly themes, like our epic Jurassic Park “Dinosaur Dig,” will completely immerse your child in fun and creative learning experiences.  Through such themed weekly activities, your child will explore:

  • Creative arts & crafts 
  • Dramatic play & dress-up
  • Practical life skills 
  • Math & science 
  • Music & movement 
  • Reading & writing 
  • Physical development 
  • Social skills & character development

Supreme Cleanliness with an On-Site Housekeeper and Nightly Cleaning Service

We truly go above and beyond when it comes to cleanliness! Classrooms are kept orderly and organized, and always smell wonderfully fresh. Our on-site housekeeper cleans all of the toys from each classroom once a week, and a cleaning service deep cleans every night.

“The facility is very clean, which is so important.” -Sarah P.

Teaching Your Child to Be Safe with Proactive Safety Practices

Under our watchful guidance, playful reminders like singing the “walking feet” song, are proactive ways to stop accidents from happening. These essential preventative practices are adhered to all of the time and are a fun way for kids to learn and follow safety rules.

Security Door at the Entrance, Fenced Playgrounds, and Video Surveillance

Anyone entering the facilities do so through a secure entrance, and the area has video surveillance at all times. Another safety precaution is our fenced-in yards, which allow children to play freely outside, in total peace and safety.

Outdoor Play at the Spacious Manthey Park Nearby

Your child will enjoy the great outdoors at the beautiful Manthey Park, only two blocks away, once or twice a week (depending on their age). This outing is a much-anticipated time for some sunshine and outdoor playtime!

In-House Special Events Broaden Your Child’s Horizons

Visits from community members, such as the fire department, Riverbend nature center, and the Rad Zoo, are exciting ways for your child to learn more about their community and the world. We host such in-house special events at no extra cost to you.

what our parents have to say

"Best decision I've ever made! "

Beautiful people who take care of your baby like it’s a part of your family. It was the best decision I’ve ever made in my daughters’ life. Teachers were always happy and they can help you if your baby speaks another language. They will never let your baby cry it out. They give them the best education for school with a spiritual foundation. I could never ever find another day care like this. You will never regret having your kids in this daycare, well worth your money and even more!!


"the best in the business when I comes to quality,"

Absolutely the very BEST & ONLY Child care agency to choose in the Owatonna area. Cedar Kids is a loving, fun, and creative learning atmosphere for your child. You can feel very safe, secure and happy to know your child is being very well taken care of, and in a learning environment. The facility also very clean, which is so important. The entire staff is the most loving and caring group of child careprofessionals that I have ever encountered in my year’s of needing child care.

-Sarah P.

"hey love, care and invest in my child and I couldn’t be more grateful. "

As a mom, feeling safe and secure leaving your child with people you trust is #1! They love, care and invest in my child and I couldn’t be more grateful.

-Kirsten C.

explore our programs


14 months - 32 months


33 months - 1st day of Kindergarten

School age

Kindergarten - 12 years

Before and After School Care

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