Meet Us

Ms. Nicole
Ms. Nicole
Academy Director
Employee since June 2012

I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University in both Elementary and Early childhood Education. I have been working with children since I could remember and been in the daycare setting for 15+ years. I’ve been an aide, assistant, teacher and now the director. I have done a lot of work in the infant and toddler rooms, but also some with preschool and school age. For me working with children isn’t a job and I can truly say I love going to work every day!

I was born in Willmar, MN, but spent most of my life in Faribault, MN. I have five sisters, a brother, 9 nieces and 4 nephews. Im married and I have two step sons Brady and Joey. We also have 2 puppies Kobe and Opie.

I love spending my free time with my family and friends. I also like to rollerblade, scrapbook, and camping. My favorite part of working with kids is seeing the smiles on their face when they have worked so hard at a task and finally learn it. Just knowing you made a difference in the life of a child is the joy of life.

Ms. Sarah
Miss Sarah
Assistant Director
Employee since June 2012

I married my high school sweetheart in 2014! We have a son named Lukas and bought our home here in Belle Plaine in 2012. I grew up in Cottage Grove and moved to Belle Plaine in 2009.

I have my Associate Degree in Child Development for Infant and Toddlers and have been in the teaching field for 8+ wonderful years now!

My free time is spent watching my child grow up and making memories with family and friends. I also like to shop, make photo books, and travel! I have done 2 road trips to Florida, 2 cruises to the Bahamas, drove to Vegas, and this summer taking our 2nd family vacation to Wisconsin Dells!

I enjoy being a teacher because I love knowing I help children develop and learn new things. I started working in child care in South Dakota at 18 years old just for a job but it was there I found my career! In 2015 I was fortunate to have become Assistant Director of the Academy; which was my long term goal in this field! I love being the Assistant Director because now I get to see all the kids every day and it makes me feel amazing when they get so excited to see me! We have great employees who really work together as a team; which is fantastic!

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