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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

About The Owner

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Hello, I’m Rita Palashewski, founder and owner of Pumpkin Patch Childcare Centers. Welcome to The Pumpkin Patch Website and thank you so much for visiting us!

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.

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Rita Palashewski and her children

History of Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center

Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center was founded with the idea of an exceptional learning environment combined with that personal touch & “home-away-from-home feeling.”

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Teddy Bears 6 weeks – 15 months

Entrust your infants to reliable, compassionate caregivers in a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment.

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Cuddly Critters 16 months - 32 months

Let your toddlers experience fun in an exciting place where they have the freedom to explore their independence while being supported by caring teachers.

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Polka Dots 33 months - 5 years

Allow your preschoolers to fully develop their capacities and potentials through the fun-filled programs and activities we have prepared.

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Empower your children to be confident, successful, and lifelong learners through the appropriate learning opportunities we have in store.

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