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.
VACANCY – wrap teacher
Pumpkin Patch is currently recruiting for an afternoon wrap teacher.
Fees & Schedule
There is a one-time, non-refundable $50 registration fee which covers processing, milk, and project supplies. The weekly payment due is based on the schedule you choose, using the table below. Drop-in care is available, space permitting.
Schedules and weekly payment amounts 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.
Using the Table
- Example 1: A 4K student needing care five days a week from 8:00am to 4pm would have a weekly payment of $100, or $115 on non-4K Fridays.
- Example 2: A student needing care three days a week from 7am to 5pm would have a weekly payment of $120.
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.
Families are required to sign up for a minimum of one committee for the school year for each child enrolled in wrap care. A list of committees is provided in the Parent Handbook.
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.