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I'm Ms. Sarah Olson- the owner and teacher at Olson Family Child Care. I've always known that I would be a teacher "when I grew up". I have a natural love and passion for helping children explore,  discover, & understand the workings of the world around them.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and have spent time teaching for both the Holmen and Madison Metropolitan School Districts as well as other child care programs specializing in infant and toddler care.

In addition to being a teacher, I am a mother. I have three young boys of my own and Olson Family Child Care was born from my passion to provide a high quality home program for them and other children.

My days don't look quite like anyone else's- I frequently have paint, glue, water, and play dough in the hands of many toddlers in my own kitchen! It's messy, it's loud, and the memories and relationships my boys and I have made on this journey have been incredible.


The highest professional complement I've ever been paid was from a two-year-old who told me "Sarah, I love living at your house". That safe, loved, happy feeling he had is exactly what I strive for with all of my children.

If you're looking for a second "home" for your little one to experience love and learning in while you're away, this might just be the place.


"When we drop our daughter off... it feels like she becomes a part of their family for the day."

"Sarah has such a gentle and nurturing demeanor with all the kids. She has a natural way with the little ones and I highly recommend her program to other families! Daily routines are predictable and full of really fun activities like art projects, outside play times, and cooking. My son especially loved her frequent singing throughout the day!"

-Lauren Burke

"Olson Family Childcare provides the perfect balance of structure; while at the same time promoting independence. Sarah encourages exploration, creativity and imagination with activities that expand upon her curriculum. The kids spend a lot of time outdoors exploring their surroundings. In addition, Sarah also focuses on healthy social behaviors and group interactions. The kids get along so well and have an absolute blast at Olson Family Childcare. We have seen our son grow so much both socially and academically. We would highly recommend Olson Family Childcare; it’s truly one of the best in Madison."

-Josh & Whitney Logemann

"Our two-year-old daughter gets as excited about going to Ms. Sarah's as she does about going to her favorite park. When we pick her up, she loves to tell us about everything she did and learned that day. It's incredible how much she's developed and grown since she started attending Olson Family Child Care."

-John & Alissa Dyreby

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