Natureplay Preschool

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Located in Mill Creek Activity Center, our Natureplay Preschool features 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 Mill Creek Streamway Park and our outdoor classroom will provide the children with extended periods of outdoor exploration. While indoors, child initiated learning will increase awareness and appreciation of the natural world.

children planting in the garden

Unique Nature-based Program

This full immersion nature preschool is unique to the greater Kansas City area and we are eager to advance early childhood environmental literacy through the introduction of this program. Natureplay will be open year round and licensed for 24 children ages 3 to 5 years.

Fully Licensed

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.

Natureplay Mud Pit Play

Program Hours

  • Morning session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon session: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2018-19 Natureplay Weekly Fees

Enrollment Fee 
Full Time Resident
Part Time (M-W-F)
Part Time (T/TH)

Weekly fee rates are 10% higher for non-residents.

Declined Payment Fee
Program Options Change Fee
Late Pick-Up Fee

*Fees will be paid weekly by recurring payment and are fully inclusive of all program activities.

*Natureplay follows the De Soto School District's inclement weather closures.