Special Events

All Pumpkin Preschool locations offer monthly in-house field trips for our children - each are exciting and educational and coincide with a particular theme that varies month to month. We also offer weekly visits from various programs, and outside field trips for our Pre-Kindergarteners.

Monthly In-House Field Trips:

Health Month
We enjoy a visit from the Tooth Fairy who teaches the children how to correctly brush their teeth and what to do if they injure a tooth. We also visit with the school Doctor or Nurse to talk about how to stay healthy, including proper hand washing and how not to spread germs.


Safety Month
We visit with local Firefighters who teach the children what to do in the event of a fire. We also explore the fire truck and take turns with the fire hose! We also visit with Officer Friendly who talks to the children about stranger awareness and the buddy system.

Science Month
High Touch High Tech Science visits the children for a hands-on super science experience.

Holiday Season
December we celebrate the Holiday Season with a secular visit from Donny the Magician.

Marine Month
We explore marine life with a visit from the Traveling Sea Squids, Sea Sensation or the Maritime Center Travel Program.


Reading Month
We enjoy a visit with Huga-Tuga, a phonetically based reading experience where the children interact and create a story with character puppets.


Science Month
We enjoy a repeat visit with a new theme from High Touch High Tech Science. Always a big hit!


Animal Month
Always a favorite with the children, in April we enjoy a visit with baby farm animals. We have had visits from both the Farm on Wheels and Happy Critters.

Horse Month
The children enjoy pony rides from Pony Tails.


Weekly Traveling Program Visits:

Throughout the school year, we also coordinate weekly and bimonthly visits from other traveling programs:

Language Kid
A language program of Spanish or French that further enhances our language program done daily.


Computer Time
Additional time spent with classroom computers for children to explore our technical world.

Dance & Gross Motor Program
A traditional Ballet and Jazz Dance Program and a Gross Motor Program set to music.

Tom Weber Music Program
Bimonthly visits with Tom Weber Music Program for children to sing, dance and enjoy different instrumentals.

Pre-Kindergarten Outside Field Trips:

Our Pre-Kindergarteners enjoy outside field trips including biweekly excursions after graduation:


October
Benedicts Farm, where we enjoy pumpkin picking, a small animal farm, hay rides and a hay maze.


June
The Beardsley Zoo


July
The Maritime Center

August
Stepping Stones Museum
A Traditional Field Day enjoyed by all three centers


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