About Our Founder

Hello, my name is Sara Miller and I am so glad you found Sunny Day Academy! I’m the Founder & President of SDA and I had always dreamed of starting my own company that focused on early childhood education. Having a wide range of experiences in my career has allowed me to create the type of school that I feel parents, like myself, would want their children attend.


The years I spent in the classroom taught me what children need academically, and my years as an administrator have helped me understand what parents expect of their child’s development and care. I hope that my vision for SDA exceeds your expectations.



I was inspired to pursue a career in education after volunteering for a Head Start program. At Ohio University, I was a member of the International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi, and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, I served as a preschool and prekindergarten teacher.


In 2005, I became a director for a childcare company in Columbus where I operated both private and corporate-owned facilities. I also opened new facilities and welcomed new families to those schools. I was able to use my knowledge and my voice, striving for developmentally appropriate practices in education, and focusing on safety and compliance with state licensing. Then, in 2010, I opened the first SDA location.  We now have four locations in Central Ohio!


As a working mother, I know firsthand how important it is to find exceptional childcare and educational opportunities for your child. We want you to feel confident when you choose Sunny Day Academy, knowing that your child is in an atmosphere that is inviting,  nurturing, and filled with learning opportunities. SDA promises an opportunity for your child to have it all, in an environment where they can Advance, Learn, and Love!Fotolia_87177258_Subscription_Monthly