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We are still operating both locations and can take all enrollment including part-time and drop-in care.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Ms. Makita, Toddler Teacher

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Hi. I’ve been at Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center since 2004. I started as an aide, then became Teacher Certified after getting my degree in Early Childhood Development from Dakota County Technical College. I was the Lead Infant Teacher for many years, and since November of 2014, I have been the Lead Toddler Teacher. I truly enjoy working with toddlers and getting to know their different personalities. I enjoy doing story time with them, singing songs and working on their math and language skills. I especially enjoy doing messy fun art projects with them and teaching them sign language. They show me so much love and keep me laughing and I feel so blessed to have them in my life.

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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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