Three-Year-Old Preschool

A Fully licensed and accredited Parent Led Preschool

Our preschool classroom provides a place where your child can learn social skills – how to solve problems, be respectful to others, and compromise – and where they can play with friends, explore, and develop their confidence and a sense of self. 

Your child will realize that they can do things for themselves – whether it's getting their own drink or deciding how spend their free choice time – and they will be  introduced to language, letters, numbers, science, dance, art, music and more, through activities and play.

Our goal for each child is to balance their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and aesthetic growth.

Our Teacher

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Elyse Tebon (Ms. Elyse) – Preschool Teacher

Elyse Tebon (Miss Elyse) moved to Stoughton in 2001. She has two children and has been involved with their education from preschool to high-school, including homeschooling. She organized various learning groups throughout her children’s homeschool years, and most recently she was a reading tutor for students of various ages in the greater Stoughton area.  

 

 

Jill Kopetsky (Ms. Jill) – Prechool Classroom Assistant

Ms. Jill has been a nanny for the same Pumpkin Patch family since 2011, and volunteered as a field trip chaperone and worked as classroom sub for the school in 2016. Ms. Jill has always enjoyed working with children and she is loving being part of the PPP family! Jill is from the Fort Atkinson, WI area. In her free time she loves to be outside with friends and family. 

Eligibility

We welcome three year olds who are toilet trained and can take care of basic needs such as washing hands, eating without assistance, and going to the bathroom with limited assistance.  Additionally, children should be able to focus on one task for 20-30 minutes, be ready to participate in group activities with limited distraction, demonstrate awareness of others, and be able to listen and follow classroom instructions and safety rules.

Fees & Schedule

There is a one-time, non-refundable $95 registration fee which covers processing, milk, and project supplies. The monthly tuition payment is based on the schedule you choose, using the list below. Tuition is paid on the first of the month, September through May, regardless of attendance due to illnesses, vacation, holidays, etc. 

Classes are held from 8:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. The preschool schedule follows the Stoughton Area School District elementary school calendar (closed holidays, spring break, summer vacation, etc.). 

  • 2 Day Program – Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday  – $157
  • 3 Day Program – Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday – $195
  • 5 Day Program – Monday-Friday – $315

Wrap-around child care is also available before and after preschool.

Requirements

A co-operative school depends on its community of parents.  Parents serve on our Board of Directors, fund-raise for the school, help maintain the school and grounds, provide and restock supplies, clean, paint, and more. Every family is asked to contribute their talents and their unique perspective to our children and our school.

These are the specific requirements for families who have a child enrolled in Preschool:

Snack REQUIREMENT

Families must provide snacks for the class throughout the school year. 

COMMITTEE REQUIREMENT

Families are required to sign up for a minimum of one committee for the school year for each child enrolled in preschool.  A list of committees is provided in the Parent Handbook.

FUNDRAISING RequIrement

To ensure the funding necessary to support our budget and keep our wrap-around care rates reasonable, fundraising events are held throughout the year.  Each participating family is expected to raise a minimum of $100 profit through fundraising or pay the difference.  Families will be notified of their fundraising status each semester.  If you wish to opt out of fundraising you are welcome to make a $100 tax-deductible donation to our school.