Love, Fun, and Prayer

Love, Fun, and Prayer

Cedar Kids is a Safe, Fun, Education Focused
Childcare with an Encouraging Spiritual Foundation

Preschool & Childcare Serving the Greater Owatonna, MN Area


Our mission is to maintain a safe and nurturing environment where dedicated and caring staff can share with children basic learning essentials built on an encouraging spiritual foundation. All at affordable prices.


Cedar Kids, Inc. originated as a non-profit church-owned childcare in 2001, operating under the name Christian Family Childcare. Current owners Rebecca Madsen and Kay Huber began their employment with Christian Family Childcare in 2005 and 2002 respectively; Rebecca as a Teacher and Kay an Aide. In 2013 the center was rebranded as Cedar Kids. At Christian Family Childcare Rebecca eventually advanced to the role of Director and Kay to Administrative Assistant. When the opportunity to purchase the business arose Rebecca and Kay jumped at the opportunity, assuming ownership of the business in October 2018. Cedar Kids continues to serve the community, retaining many original staff and clientele while increasing its scope of operations and fostering new growth.

Rebecca Madsen, Owner

Rebecca Madsen


Kay Huber, Owner

Kay Huber

Owner/Admin. Asst.

Our Core Values Bear FRUIT


We believe all things are possible through Christ.

We know God has a plan & purpose for each life.


We treat others how we want to be treated.

We are aware of others' individuality.


We work together.

We complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses.


We are honest, trustworthy & make moral decisions.

We always do the right thing.


We prosper in all arenas of life.

We pursue personal growth.


We believe God has created every child and has plans to prosper them and to give them hope and a great future. Cedar Kids purposes to be a healthy, happy, and nurturing stepping stone to develop children socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually for the lifelong journey of learning.


Since my first grade school babysitting job caring for children has been a lifelong journey. Now as Owner/Director of Cedar Kids serving the preschool and childcare needs of our community brings me great joy and fulfillment of purpose. My desire is for every child that crosses our path to know their own individual value and their importance in our world. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve you and impact the lives of your children. Choose Cedar Kids and begin your lifelong journey today!

We're the Cedar Kids, Inc. Team & We're Committed to Lifelong Learning in a Caring Environment

Ms. Leslie

Assistant Director

Ms. Christine


Ms. Monica


Ms. Heather


Ms. Becca


Ms. Kaytlin

Part-Time Teacher

Ms. Faith

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Eman

Assistant Teacher

Ms Emie

Ms. Emie

Assistant Teacher

Mr. Bryan

Operations Coordinator

Ms Emie

Ms. Emie

Assistant Teacher


Join us in welcoming Ms. Emie to the Cedar Kids team. Ms. Emie has been working hard preparing to reopen our Lower Preschool room. We look forward to getting to know Ms. Emie as she puts in the time and effort to build a routine and get kids to gel together as a class. Emie’s infectious drive & determination in combination with her previous experience with children are bound to achieve great success. The Cedar Kids., Inc. team wishes Emie many fulfilling years as part of our dedicated staff.

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"This is a wonderful place"

Wonderful center for children. My son has been there for two weeks and he’s been talking so much and absolutely loves it there. This is a wonderful place.

– Brianna S

"They love, care and invest in my child"

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

" I always know she is safe and learning!"

Wonderful place. I always know she is safe and learning! Overly ready for preschool when it's time & learns/sings/prays about Jesus

– Elizabeth W

Giving back to the Community

Cedar Kids, Inc. has provided volunteers & financial support to the Owatonna Community Easter Egg Hunt since 2018.

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Giving back to the Community

Cedar Kids, Inc. has provided volunteers & financial
support to the Owatonna Community Easter Egg Hunt since 2018.

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