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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.


We know that trust and communication with you are key to your child’s success. With this in mind, our staff focuses on providing daily written and verbal communication and developing strong personal relationships with you and your child.

We are proud to honor and acknowledge that many of our staff members have been a part of Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center’s family for more than 10 years and most close to 15! This longevity with staffing provides your child with consistency and strong foundations with which to build trusting and nurturing relationships.

Rita Palashewski with Husband and 4 children

Rita Palashewski with her husband and children

As the owner of Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center, I feel so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to provide children with an environment that is as fun as it is loving and enriching. The saying, “when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life” I truly feel applies to me. I have found a passion that I was fortunate to be able to turn into a career. I am also so grateful for all the experiences, love and learning my own 4 children have received, and continue to receive and experience at Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center by the outstanding and amazing staff members! After almost 2 decades of working in childcare that seemed to pass by as quickly as just a few years, I look forward to many more decades ahead!

Ms. Amanda, Director
Ms. Amanda, Director

BA Theatre Art; Minors: Literature, Music, Latin
Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center Family Member Since 2002

“I began my first child care center position in 1993 while I was going to college. I found working in a child care center to be extremely exciting and rewarding. As I continued working at child care centers during college and after graduating, I developed a strong belief in the power and importance of early childhood education.

“From the moment I walked in the door of Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Learning Center in August of 2002, I knew I had found a center that matched my beliefs in what early childhood education is and what it can be: a place that provides children a comfortable place to learn and grow; a place where learning is fun and exciting; a place where childhood is celebrated.

“As the Director, I take pride in providing support and education to the staff members, assisting parents in finding help and resources for their children, and helping to provide a loving, warm, and nurturing environment where children can learn, grow, and enjoy themselves.”


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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