Natureplay Preschool

UPDATED CLOSURE NOTICE 3/24/20

Due to recent mandates, including school closures, JCPRD will not provide OST and Early Childhood programming until further notice. Refunds have been issued for those enrolled the week of 3/16-3/20 (Spring Break), and automatic payments for these programs have ceased. As we consider Summer Camps, JCPRD will abide by all State and Federal guidelines and recommendations as we move forward through this health crisis. We are preparing for camps to open on time. We also recognize that this is a fluid situation with information changing rapidly. Any changes or updates will be posted here as soon as they are available. And finally, we would ask that as a community we work together to help one another. This is a time of unprecedented uncertainty, and our best source of comfort and survival is each other. Thanks again for being part of our JCPRD family. We feel very fortunate to be part of this community!

Sincerely,

JCPRD Children’s Services Team

OPEN HOUSE-POSTPONED until April 9th


Our Open House for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on Thursday, April 9 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!

More information will follow about possible on-line enrollment for the 2020-21 school year in the event we cannot meet in person on April 9th.

Two locations:

Mill Creek Activity Center Natureplay 

6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee

913-826-2958

rosanna.munoz@jocogov.org

Meadowbrook Park Natureplay 

9101 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village

913-826-2980

jennifer.thomas@jocogov.org

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.

children planting in the garden

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

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.

Kids exploring the creek

Program Hours

*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)

2020-21 Natureplay Weekly Fees

(If you are interested in enrolling in the current school year or Summer, contact us for fee prices.)

PROGRAM OPTIONSWEEKLY FEE RATES
Enrollment Fee$40.00
Full Time Mornings (M-F)$91.00
Part Time Mornings (M-W-F)
Part Time Afternoons (T-W-TH)
$59.00
Part Time Mornings & Afternoons (T/TH)$53.00

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

EXTRA FEES
AMOUNT
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.

Change/Drop Request Form

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.