Welcome

Punkin Patch Child Development Center is a non-profit early childhood care and Christian curriculum educational experience for children sponsored by First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Missouri, but strives to be self-supportive through the collection of fees. We plan to provide quality childcare by limiting enrollment and  employing staff who enjoy children and are devoted to healthy child development. It is our goal to supplement family and home life in an environment consistent with home care.

Meet Our Directors

Director

Elizabeth (Lilly) Atchesonis the Director of Punkin Patch Child Development Center.  Lilly has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Avila College. She began working with Punkin Patch in 1982 and has been Director since 2008. She has two children that attended Punkin Patch and just welcomed her first grandbaby!


punkinpatch@fbckcmo.net

 


Assistant director

Kathy Rothfuss, is one of the Assistant Directors of Punkin Patch Child Development Center. Kathy began working with Punkin Patch in 1984 and has been an Assistant Director since 1992. She has 3 daughters that attended Punkin Patch and has one grandson. 


Kathy is in charge of Enrollment. 

Please reach out to Kathy via email with any enrollment questions/concerns. 


krothfuss.pp@gmail.com


Assistant Director

Jennifer Totta, is one of the Assistant Directors of Punkin Patch Child Development Center. Jennifer has two BGS degrees from the University of Kansas - Psychology and Human Development & Family Living. She began working with Punkin Patch in1987 and has been an Assistant Director since 2020.

Jennifer has been our Red Room toddler teacher since 1999.

She has 3 children that attended Punkin Patch.


Jennifer is in charge of Staffing and Staff Schedules.

If you're interested in joining our team, please email us at: 


punkinpatch@fbckcmo.net