A flexible, licensed option with experienced teachers
If you need an earlier start time, or a later pick-up time, enroll in our Wrap Around Care Program. The program is offered in a bright and spacious classroom and uses free-choice and structured learning opportunities to promote an all-encompassing educational experience.
Wrap Care can be added for enrolled children before class, after class, and on Fridays when 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) is not in session. Arrangements for each day are tailored to the needs of the family, and you'll have an option to commit to from one to five days. Drop-in care is also available, space permitting.
Morgan SCHINDler (Ms. Schindler) – WRap lead
Morgan Schindler has been with Pumpkin Patch Preschool since 2012 and is our Lead Wrap Care Teacher. She received her associates degree in early childhood education from MATC in 2001. She has worked in the childcare and education fields since 1999 in a variety of roles including lead teacher, administrative assistant, birth-to-two coordinator, and substitute teacher. She has two children, two dogs, and two cats, and loves to camp with her family.
Kristin Roling (Ms. KRistin) - WRAP ASSISTANT
Kristin Roling (Ms Kristin) is the assistant in Ms. Schindler's Wrap- Around Classroom. Kristin has spent most of her life working with children. She studied Theatre in college, and received her BA from UWGB and her MFA from WIU. She has been employed in theatre ever since, working in New York, North Carolina, and Florida, but settled in the Madison area in 1994. She works as a free-lance artist with First Act Children's Theatre, Edgewood College, and other area companies, teaching dance, choreographing, and designing costumes. She moved to Stoughton in 2001, where she has been restoring an old house with her husband.
Fees & Schedule
There is a one-time, non-refundable $50 registration fee which covers enrollment processing, milk, and project supplies. Weekly wrap tuition due is based on the schedule you choose, using our rates sheet. Drop-in care is available, space permitting.
Schedules and weekly rates are set at enrollment and match the school calendar, which follows the Stoughton Area School District elementary calendar (closed holidays, spring break, summer vacation, etc.). Payment is due regardless of attendance due to illnesses, vacation, etc.
A co-operative school depends on its community of parents. Parents serve on our Board of Directors, fundraise 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 Preschool and 4k families who have a child enrolled in Wrap Around Care:
Nap time or quiet time, as regulated by the State of Wisconsin, is offered for at least 30 minutes in the afternoon. You'll want to supply a small blanket for your child.
Families must supply an individual, daily lunch for their child and it must meet the CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements. A light breakfast and morning, early, and late afternoon snacks are provided by the school.
As a parent cooperative, we couldn’t exist without your support. All families enrolled in wrap 2 or more days a week are required to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities will be offered throughout the school year and publicized via email and the school newsletter. Please see the Parent Handbook for more information.
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.