Our Open House for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30-6:30pm. Come meet our Program Director and teaching staff, see our classroom, ask us any questions you may have, and fill out your enrollment paperwork to secure a spot in our program. Hope to see you there!
6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee
9101 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village
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.
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.
*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)
*2020-2021 weekly fees will be increasing by $5 per week*
|PROGRAM OPTIONS||WEEKLY FEE RATES|
|Full Time Mornings (M-F)||$86.00|
|Part Time Mornings (M-W-F)|
Part Time Afternoons (T-W-TH)
|Part Time Mornings & Afternoons (T/TH)||$48.00|
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.