We are currently accepting 2020-21 Enrollments and you can schedule tours of our facilities. Contact your site Program Director to schedule a tour and to obtain your registration packet. All forms are due two weeks prior to your child’s start date. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Email the site Program Directors with any questions.
2021-22 OPEN HOUSE Information
We will hold our Open House on Thursday, April 8th at 5:30pm. We will provide updated information here as we get closer to this event to let you know if this will be held virtual or in-person. We will begin taking enrollments on this day for the upcoming school year. Feel free to call if you would like information about our program prior to the Open House.
2020-21 Natureplay Weekly Fees
|PROGRAM OPTIONS||WEEKLY FEE RATES|
|Full Time Mornings (M-F)||$91.00|
|Part Time Mornings (M-W-F)|
Part Time Afternoons (T-W-TH)
|Part Time Mornings & Afternoons (T/TH)||$53.00|
Weekly fee rates are 10% higher for non-residents.
|Declined Payment Fee||$30.00|
|Program Options Change Fee||$15.00|
|Late Pick-Up Fee||$1.00/minute|
*Fees will be paid weekly by recurring payment and are fully inclusive of all program activities.
*Natureplay at MCAC follows the De Soto School District's inclement weather closures and the Meadowbrook Park Natureplay follows the Shawnee Mission School District's inclement weather closures.
Mandatory Quarantine: Fees will be prorated if child is diagnosed with Covid-19 or is required to quarantine. A physician’s note mandating quarantine will be required.
Facility Closure: Fees will be prorated/refunded if program/camp is closed due to illness, state or local mandates.
*Morning session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (M-F) (M,W,F) (T/TH)
*Afternoon session: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (T/W/TH) (T/TH)
Mill Creek Activity Center Natureplay
6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee
View the MCAC Parent Orientation presentation HERE
Meadowbrook Park Natureplay
9101 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village
View the MBP Parent Orientation presentation Coming Soon
Our Natureplay Preschools feature discovery based learning with nature at the foundation of the curriculum. Our goal is to help young children develop a strong connection with the natural world at an early age.
The nearby streamways, parks and our outdoor classrooms will provide the children with extended periods of outdoor exploration. While indoors, child initiated learning will increase awareness and appreciation of the natural world.
Unique Nature-based Program
These nature immersion preschools are unique to the greater Kansas City area and we are eager to advance early childhood environmental literacy through the introduction of these program. Natureplay is open year round and licensed for 24 children ages 3 to 5 years.
Fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment our programs maintain a 1 to 12 staff to child ratio. Our site program directors possess bachelors degrees from accredited colleges and universities. Staff training and education allows for a wide variety of interesting, hands-on, age appropriate activities that integrate science, math, literacy, and the arts through nature exploration while encouraging cooperative learning and social competence.
To schedule a tour and inquire about availability, contact the Program Director.
To make a request in current Programming options or to drop from the program, please complete this form. You will be contacted within 48 business hours to verify your requests. Must request a change at least one week in advance.