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Welcome to Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center.  Pumpkin Patch is a privately owned and operated facility in business since November of 2000. In November of 2013, our program is proud to have earned NAEYC Accreditation (National Association for the Education of Young Children). As a NAEYC Accredited Center, we provide a high quality program by meeting standards which are based on the latest research on the education and development of young children.

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Our program is proud to have earned NAEYC Accreditation – the mark of quality for early childhood education programs.

My experience in having my 1st child at a corporate childcare center back in 1998 left me with much to desire.  I didn’t feel the personal touch I was looking for and came to believe it didn’t exist in a center setting.  This, along with a 2nd child on the way, started me on a path to create a center where the 2 worlds would meet: the personal touch and warm, cozy feeling of home, combined with the structure and learning experience only a Center-setting can offer. I believe I have achieved that goal at Pumpkin Patch. Families are treated as an extension of our own, and the kids love, laugh and play as they learn. I’m so fortunate to have beautiful heart-felt staff members who have a passion for working with kids and put their heart and soul into their work.  There is no greater honor than being given the responsibility of caring for a child and the opportunity to positively influence their future.  I hope you will come visit us soon and allow us that honor to be an extension of your family.  I look forward to meeting you and your children in the near future.


Rita Palashewski, Owner

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