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The Pumpkin Patch Kids
The Pumpkin Patch Daycare

Pumpkin Patch Childcare, Inc.

Hawthorne 352-481-2709 Interlachen 386-684-0865
The Pumpkin Patch   Since 1979

The following are the rules and regulations of our center:

Our hours are from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. It is mandatory that all children be picked up no later than 6:00 pm or an additional charge of $5.00 per 15 minutes you are late.

We only allow the designated people on your list to pick up your children from our center. If you send someone to pick up your children and they are not on the list as an authorized representative, your child will not be allowed to leave with them, unless you have notified us. Parents or an authorized person must sign your child in and out every day.

All payments are due on Monday, in advance. Your child care fees shall be paid on time, at all times, unless prior arrangements have been made. If payments are not paid on time, a late payment penalty of $10.00 will be charged.

All children are required to bring a packed lunch and drink daily. Infants must bring bottles clearly marked with the child's name. Please send a change of clothes for all children.

Every child needs a crib sheet and a small blanket (clearly marked with name) for nap time. We will wash weekly and store in a zip lock bag.


Preschool classes and VPK classes are conducted for preschoolers ages 3 and up. We will be using the A BEKA curriculum. We go over the basics: colors, shapes, numbers and alphabet. Your child will also learn social skills taking turns, lining up, sharing, raising hands, etc. We will take field trips to the library, parks and other enjoyable places. Our goal is to offer a developmentally appropriate environment for each class. Our teachers will prepare each child for early literacy and to be ready for kindergarten.

Check list of requirements:
1. Enrollment form
2. Physical
3. Shot record
4. Crib sheet & blanket (with name) for nap time
5. Fee paid in advance on the day your child starts
6. A healthy packed lunch & drink, daily (no candy or sodas)
7. A written schedule or special instructions for infants
8. A change of clothes as accidents can happen at any time