...your child's home away from home!
The philosophy of Pumpkin Patch is that children learn best through hands-on activities and with things that interest them. Play is their work and good play is all consuming. Our curriculum is divided into ten months with the summer months reserved for a lot of outside and water play - sandbox, sprinklers, insect observations, bubble play, climbing structures, and picnics. Pumpkin Patch Daycare boasts an impressive outdoor facility which is completely fenced in and allows the children the grassy space to play freely and move about without restrictions.
The indoor facility is divided into two areas, infant/toddler area and a preschool area. This is designed to allow the preschool children to fully participate in their curriculum with minimal distractions. The preschool indoor space is further setup into a station type environment to begin guiding the children into acceptance of kindergarten.
We are a state licensed daycare facility for children ages 2 months up to 5 years. We have been caring for children since 1990.
We operate year round.
We are open Monday thru Friday, from 7:30am until 5:30pm. We are
conveniently located off the Merritt Parkway (exit 53).
Pumpkin Patch Daycare provides the bridge between a family based program and a center based environment. Licensed as a group home with a capacity of twelve children, we are able to provide a home-like environment with the social experiences of a larger group.
Relaxed, non-competitive environment
Children explore, discover, and grow in their own time and in their own way
Low teacher/child ratio
Activities created around monthly themes
Qualified staff certified in First Aid, CPR, and Adminstration of Medication
Weekly visits from a registered nurse
Nutritious breakfast and snacks provided
Linens and bed sheets provided
Give children the opportunity to create lasting friendships that they will take with them