Welcome To The Pumpkin Patch Preschool

A Parent Co-Op Established in 1973

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A Community Committed

Managed by a voluntary board and staffed by experienced teachers, the school is a community committed to creating a nurturing environment that supports each child’s development.

School Values

The school values cultural and family diversity while embracing individual differences. Its teachers and parents strive to build confidence and love of learning at this early stage in the school experience.

Pumpkin Patch Preschool

Pumpkin Patch was organized, incorporated and licensed in 1973 by a group of parents in the Stoughton area who felt the need for a qualified preschool in the community. More than thirty years later, that tradition is still being upheld. Pumpkin Patch is a fully licensed and accredited preschool. Our staff consists of a Cooperative Manager, two 4K Lead Teachers each with a degree in early childhood education with a license from the Department of Public Instruction, one 3 year-old Lead Teacher as well as three state certified teacher assistants.

Pumpkin Patch Preschool is a parent cooperative preschool. It is a non-profit and self supporting. It is solely run by a board of volunteer parents. Parental involvement is the most important key to the success of the school and to the success of your child’s preschool experience.

As a 3 year-old Pumpkin Patch Preschool family, you will be required to serve on a committee to help contribute to the success of the school. As a 4k family, your participation on a committee would be very welcome, but this is not a requirement. Committees range from very involved to a one-time helping out role. The parents are the school, and without them, we couldn’t exist. This is your chance to be directly involved in your child’s preschool education.

  • Cultivate a stimulating environment for emotional, social, and academic growth
  • Encourage self confidence, independence, and responsibility
  • Develop understanding of others and their feelings
  • Promote self-expression and discovery in learning
  • Teach problem solving skills
  • Build a positive attitude toward learning, creating a foundation for future education
  • Parents are surrounded by a community of like-minded parents who highly value their children’s education.
  • School becomes special when a parent is there to share it.
  • Communication between parents and teachers is more frequent and effective.
  • Children see the value their parents place on education.
  • Parents have an opportunity to contribute their talents and perhaps discover new ones.
  • Children develop a more positive attitude toward school.
  • Parents have opportunity for involvement in all aspects of their child’s education and a voice in school decisions and policy.

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A chance for your 2-3 year olds to experience the fun of preschool!

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A big THANK YOU to all of the community helpers who came to visit our Safety Camp this week! Stoughton EMS, Stoughton Streets and the Stoughton Fire Department were all kind enough to visit our safety camp and bring some awesome vehicles! ... See MoreSee Less

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Last day of our Outdoor Nature Camp!

Safety Camp begins Tuesday, July 15th at 8:10.

Hope to see you there!
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What do a firetruck, a police car, a lifeguard, the street department and an ambulance have in common?

They will all be visiting our Summer Safety Camp!

Don't miss out on the fun! We still have spots available!
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Our Summer Science Camp was so much fun!

Nature Camp begins tomorrow at 8:10 am!

We still have spots available in Nature Camp and Safety Camp. Don't miss out on the fun!
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There is still time to sign up for Nature Camp or Safety Camp! ... See MoreSee Less

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Only TWO spots remain in our Summer Science camp and ONE in our Nature and Safety Camps! If you would like to register your child, see Mrs. Itzen TODAY! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to all who helped with the float today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Plan on participating with Pumpkin Patch Preschool in the Syttende Mai Children's Parade?

The parade is this Saturday, May 17th. Please meet on South Monroe Street (by Kwik Trip West) by 12:45. All children must be accompanied by an adult (siblings are welcome). Bring water and sunscreen!

Wear your Pumpkin Patch shirt! Parade starts at 1:15!

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Pumpkin Patch Preschool Programs

4 K

Registration for this program is through the Stoughton Area School District. For more information visit: www.stoughton.k12.wi.us.

3 Year Old

All 3 year old families are required to be on a Committee. Tuition is due the 1st of each month.

Wrap Around Care

Wrap-around child care is available from 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday and follows the Stoughton Area School District (SASD) schedule.

Afternoon Open Gym

Free Open Gym sponsored by Pumpkin Patch Preschool in the Yahara Gym 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.