Natureplay Preschool

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2021-22  ENROLLMENT  


Classroom Video Tour

Meadowbrook Park 

Mill Creek Activity Center 

MCAC Open House Power Point- Click HERE 

MBP Open House Power Point- Click HERE 

2021-22 Natureplay Parent Handbook-Read HERE

To enroll, please contact the Program Director at the site you wish to enroll in.


          2021 Natureplay Summer Camp Options

***Meadowbrook Park Natureplay Just for Fun Summer Camp is a weekly, themed camp and you can sign up on line for weeks you wish to attend.  Hurry most weeks are almost full!  Click here to see the Summer Camp Guide:

If you have enrolled in the Meadowbrook Park Natureplay Just for Fun Summer Camp, please take a few minutes to read our Summer Camp Parent Orientation and download the forms you will need to submit one week prior to your child attending camp.

MBP Summer Camp Parent Orientation- View HERE

MBP Summer Camp Forms- Click HERE to download

(A copy of your child's current physical & immunizations is acceptable to submit)

***Mill Creek Activity Center Natureplay Summer Camp will start enrolling current families Monday, February 22nd and any new families can enroll on Monday, March 1st. Summer Camp will run from June 7-August 6, 2021.  Please contact the Program Director for enrollment details.


2021-22 Natureplay Weekly Fees

                                                     (effective Summer 2021)

Enrollment Fee$75.00 seasonally
Full Time Mornings (M-F)$96.00
Part Time Mornings (M-W-F)
Part Time Afternoons (T-W-TH)
Part Time Mornings & Afternoons (T/TH)$58.00

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.

**Fees are subject to change if programming is presented with extenuating circumstances that increase the cost of programming.

*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.

COVID-19 Addendum:

Mandatory Quarantine:  Fees will be prorated upon request if child is diagnosed with Covid-19 or is required to quarantine.  

Facility Closure:  Fees will be prorated/refunded if program/camp is closed due to illness, state or local mandates.

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)

Two locations:

Mill Creek Activity Center Natureplay 

6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee


Meadowbrook Park Natureplay 

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.

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

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.