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.

There are still openings in our 3 year old and wrap-around programs

One of our administrators would be happy to meet you at a time that is convenient for you. Come meet our teachers, visit the classrooms and see what makes Pumpkin Patch Preschool great!

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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 forty years later, that tradition is still being upheld. Pumpkin Patch is a fully licensed and accredited preschool. Our staff consists of a School Administrator, 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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Please join us this Saturday February 6th from 2:45-4:15 for a heart healthy playdate located in the Yahara Gym. The kids will be able to do yoga, make a valentine, run around and refuel with healthy snacks. Feel free to bring a healthy snack to pass. (Remember the dish needs to be nut free) Bring a friend and we will see you on Saturday! ... See MoreSee Less

It's a great day to paint in the snow! ... See MoreSee Less

4K Enrollment is TOMORROW from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Sandhill School!

We hope you will make Pumpkin Patch your first choice for 4k!
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Please join us tonight from 5:00-7:30 for our I SPY themed 4K and preschool open house. We will have fun activities in each classroom and yummy snacks. See you tonight! ... See MoreSee Less

Come to story hour THIS Friday the 15th at 9:30 am with special guest Kay Weeden. Please note the corrected date. It said the 22nd in the newsletter. Sorry for the confusion! See you on Friday at 9:30! ... See MoreSee Less

Have a fun and safe winter break! We will see everyone back on Monday, January 4th. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to all of the families that donated winter gear for our mitten tree!
We collected:
17 hats
22 pairs of mittens/gloves
1 pair of boots
7 hat/mitten sets
The donations were dropped off at the Stoughton Fire Department today and will be given to local children in need :)
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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: Stoughton Area School District 4K page.

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.