Our kind, loving and consistent teaching team is passionate about caring for and educating children and has made it their priority to empower the children and families at Smart Start Childcare and Learning Center.  Our highly-qualified and trained leadership staff, teachers and providers have a variety of college degrees, education and experience in early childhood.


Miss Oksana, Director

Degree in Early Childhood Education


Oksana graduated from high school in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. She needed a part-time job while in college and decided to try out childcare. Oksana quickly found her passion and changed her major. Prior to and while completing her Early Childhood Degree, Oksana worked for five years in the Toddler age group. In her free time, she can be found exploring new areas, trying new foods, and spending time with her son and daughter.

Oksana sincerely believes in Smart Start’s mission statement: “Enhance the traditional childcare experience through education, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, illness reduction and prevention, and creative projects that promote a happy, healthy and secure learning environment.”

Oksana wants to do her part in raising a future community that has all of the skills children need to be successful and believes Smart Start is the perfect opportunity for her to do so.

Gina Anderson, Owner

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse

As a registered nurse and a small business owner, it's important to share that my most important role in life is a Mom. The search for childcare suitable for my children has driven me to create Smart Start Childcare and Learning Center and focus every effort on quality. We strive every day to provide a safe, happy and healthy learning environment based on best practice and a love of life-long learning.  As a testament to our daily mission, vision and goals, we are beginning to see other childcare centers attempt to replicate some form of what we do.

Throughout all the years of nursing, all the research and education along the way and all the planning and preparing done to create this authentic childcare center, it has been and continues to be our honor to partner with the families and community we serve.  We've been blessed with the opportunity to build strong relationships with our Smart Start families all while creating a genuinely unique and purposeful experience. 

We'd love the opportunity to demonstrate how Smart Start is different. Additionally, our current families have offered to speak on behalf of their experience at Smart Start. They are an excellent source of information and they are more than happy to answer questions pertaining to current and past experiences.

Thank you for visiting Smart Start Childcare and Learning Center and thank you for your interest.