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Sara Peterson

Child Care Director

Sara Peterson joined the Alexandria Area YMCA team in 2015.

She received a BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Mathematics minor, from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.

After college graduation, Sara began teaching at a parochial school in Bismarck, teaching two preschool sessions, and 5th – 8th grade Math, Physical Education and Health. Sara and her husband Jason moved to Columbus, OH for one year, where Sara taught 1st grade at a private school in Marysville, OH.

Sara continued her professional career in Alexandria, MN, working in a day treatment program for two years before starting an in-home family child care for 9 years before deciding her family had out-grown child care in their home, and started a small residential cleaning business. Sara also operated a successful direct sales business before joining the YMCA.

As Child Care Director at the Y, Sara develops, organizes and implements high quality early childhood curriculum, state and local child care licensing requirements and regulations, as well as YMCA child care program standards. Sara also provides senior leadership, and manages operating plans for the child care center, as well as supervision and training of its teaching staff.

Sara grew up in Ray, ND, and met and married her husband, Jason, during college. Jason and Sara have two children, Graham and Samuel. Sara is honored to be a part of the Alexandria Area YMCA: a facility that incorporates faith, family, community, fitness, and early childhood all in one place.


Contact Sara
110 Karl Drive
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-834-9622
Fax: 320-834-9623