About Us

“By the age of five, a child may have spent in excess of 10,000 hours in a child care setting. During this time of rapid brain development, there is no room for anything less than high quality early care and education.”

Abbi Kruse
Executive Director

Our Location​

Located on Madison’s west side, at 3910 Mineral Point Road, The Playing Field rents space inside Bethany United Methodist Church. The Playing Field is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any church or religious organization.

Our Executive Team

Abbi Kruse

Executive Director

Michelle Henner

Program Director

Jill Meyer

Center Administrator

Board of Directors

Tom Popp – Chair

Randy Ruplinger – Treasurer

Michelle Kern – Secretary, Family Representative

Community Partners

The Playing Field - Sponsor Bethany United Methodist Church
The Playing Field-Sponsor Cheramy Story Arts and Marketing
The Playing Field - Sponsor Reach Dane
The Playing Field - Sponsor The Road Home
The Playing Field - Sponsor UW School of Human Ecology