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.


Owners Rebecca Madsen and Kay Huber have extensive experience in the childcare industry. Rebecca formally began her career in early childhood education as a Teacher in 2005 & eventually grew into the role of Director while in 2002 Kay began her career as a Teacher’s Aide and eventually became an Administrative Assistant. In 2018 with a spirit of enthusiasm, excellence & entrepreneurship the two jumped at the opportunity to purchase an established childcare center here in Owatonna. While the business retained the Cedar Kids name, select staff and many loyal clientele families, owners Rebecca and Kay set off on a new course to serve the community by increasing the scope of the center’s services 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. Faith


Ms. Jina

Part-Time Teacher

Ms. Eman

Assistant Teacher

Ms Emie

Ms. Emie

Assistant Teacher

Mr. Bryan

Operations Coordinator


Ms. Faith



Join us in congratulating Ms. Faith on completing her associates degree in the liberal arts & sciences. Faith has been growing right alongside Cedar Kids since joining us as an aide over three years ago. The Cedar Kids team couldn’t be more proud of Faith’s accomplishments academically. The drive, dedication & team spirit Faith has consistently demonstrated throughout our time together has truly been a blessing to all she has served. We are looking forward to an exciting summer as Faith leads our kindergarten group through their first Cedar Kids Summer Camp experience.

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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