Provider Biographies

    [Ilse Wilson]
Ms. Sara Ms. Breanna Mrs. Ilse Wilson

 

Ms. Sara  is the Director at Fairyland Preschool. She joined the Fairyland team in the Spring of 2016. She worked at Fairyland Family Childcare until the Fall of 2018, when she transferred over to Fairyland Preschool. Sara has lived in Utah for most of her life. She moved from Buffalo, New York to Sandy, Utah in 2005. In her spare time you can find Sara off hiking, camping, or doing anything outdoors.

Sara is currently going to Salt Lake Community College working towards a degree in Secondary Education. She is also working on earning her CDA (Child Development Associate). She is very passionate about child development and learning more about children and how their little minds develop. Sara has worked with children for the last 5 years. From 2015-2016 Sara worked at a child care center in Draper, Utah as a school-age teacher. And now she is at Fairyland.

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Ms. Breanna lives in Draper, Utah with her husband Daniel and their two kitties. They are expecting at the beginning of November. Breanna was born in Medford, Oregon on August 30th. She is the oldest of four kids. When Breanna was younger her family moved a lot, which sparked joy for traveling, shopping and spending time with friends and family.

All throughout school Breanna was always curious about the little minds and the development of children. When she got into high school, she took child development courses and won first in state at a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Conference. Breanna graduated in 2015 with an honors diploma and a certificate in Early Childhood Education. Breanna is the first graduate in her family. Breanna worked as a preschool teacher for 3 years at a center in Draper. Breanna started at Fairyland Family Child Care in 2017. Breanna absolutely loves teaching preschool and is working towards earning her CDA (Child Development Associates) this fall.

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My name is Ilse Wilson, and I am the owner, teacher, cook, and accountant at Fairyland – My Family Child Care program. My passion is childcare and that resonates in the quality I strive for in my home! I am an NAFCC Accredited provider and have a nationally certified NATURE EXPLORE outdoor classroom. I am also a TOP Star and Let’s Move! Child care home, dedicated to the 5 goals to prevent obesity in young children.
In June 2017 I bought The Alta Children Center and in October 2017 opening the Fairyland Preschool & Pre-Kinder care program in Millcreek. 

I started caring for and educating children as a nanny in Germany at the age of 18. As this passion grew I studied and in 2008 completed my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, with director and group certification. I also obtained a degree in Accounting. During my studies I worked and volunteered at different childcare centers, gathering a wide variety of experience. Before opening my family childcare I was the lead preschool teacher in the 4 and 5 year-old class at a preschool in Holladay for 2 years.

2013 - Since March 2013 I’ve been a trainer for our local Care About Childcare agency, where I teach the family childcare and other courses to providers. At the NAFCC Conference I received an award as 1 of 5 national initiative winners for Let’s move! Child Care initiative.
2014 - Region 8 Leadership award, in recognition of outstanding efforts and education in the field of family child care.
2015 - In May 2015 I received an honoring award as “Promising Emerging Leader” by Exchange magazine, an early childhood magazine since 1978. I was also the feature teacher and cover page photo for the June/July issue of Teaching Young Children (TYC) magazine, a NAEYC publication. In August 2015 I was awarded provider of the month by Child Care Aware of America.​
2016 - I was awarded the Utah Early childhood Teacher of the Year Award.
2017 - National Teacher Award Award. Spotlight provider in the Family Child Care Magazine. 

I grew up on a farm in South Africa however German is my first language. I traveled from my home country to the USA in 2004 to be a nanny to wonderful families in Colorado and Virginia. I now live in Sandy, Utah with my husband and two sons. In February 2015 I proudly became a US citizen! In my spare time I enjoy photography, and have written, and illustrated two children’s books.

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