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Preschool Program for Little Learners

All Pooh Bear Childcare and Preschool staff work with YoungStar – “Wisconsin’s Childcare Quality Rating and Improvement System” and local school districts. These programs help our staff stay up-to-date and implement proven childcare practices into our lesson plans. This also ensures all of our teachers are consistent across all of our classrooms.


The Verona Area Pre-K is committed to providing an excellent early school experience by supporting quality classrooms and organizing quality events. The Mission of the Verona Area Pre-K Partnership in Early Learning is to meet the diverse needs of four-year-olds in a safe and nurturing environment through developmentally appropriate experiences creating a foundation for lifelong learning.

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El Programa de Pre-K del Área de Verona está comprometido a brindar una experiencia escolar temprana mediante el apoyo de los salones de clase y a la organización de eventos de calidad. La Misión del Programa de Prescolar de 4 Años/Pre-Kdel Área de Verona es cumplir las necesidades diversas de los niños de 4 años en un entorno seguro y adecuado para el desarrollo por medio de las experiencias apropiados para desarrollarse y crear una base para el aprendizaje a lo largo de sus vidas.

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The Middleton-Cross Plains 4K program is a voluntary, comprehensive child development program available to all four-year-old children and their families within the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD). MCPASD 4K is a play-based program designed to nurture the social, emotional and early numeracy and literacy skills of four-year-old children. MCPASD 4K is implemented using a community-collaborative model that builds on existing resources within our community. Partnerships between our elementary schools, child care centers and preschools are used to provide high quality and inclusive early childhood education for four-year-olds.

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Our Preschool Learning Standards & Practices Are Influenced By

  • *Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS)
  • *Wisconsin Pyramid Model
  • Creative Curriculum
  • Yoga for Kids
  • Second Step- Social-Emotional Skills for Early Learners
  • Handwriting Without Tears Including Mat Man

These programs * are developed by Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners to reflect social values and prepare children for learning success.

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Encourage Your Child’s Love of Learning!

Jumpstart your kid’s brainpower and success with early learning preschool programs at Pooh Bear Childcare and Preschool. We focus on age-appropriate learning such as language, reading, social skills and decision making to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Our teachers have strong and proven backgrounds in the field and use many methods of learning and provide individualized attention to promote an engaging environment for your little one.

A strong educational foundation set at an early age can encourage your child to love learning! We use hands-on techniques including crafts, stories, and circle time.

To request more information or to schedule a tour, contact us at 608-271-7664 in Fitchburg or 608-831-2327 in Middleton.

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JumpBunch® is an Add-On Program for kids 18 months plus. It is a mobile program introducing sports, smiles, fitness in a fun way! Your kid will absolutely LOVE the games while developing many physical, mental and healthy habits!

Areas of Focus

Physical Activity
Decision Making
Social / Emotional Skills

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