Natureplay Preschool

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.

Two locations:

Mill Creek Activity Center Natureplay 

6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee


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Meadowbrook Park Natureplay 

9101 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village


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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)


Spaces are very limited at this time at both locations.  To inquire about availability please contact the Program Director at the location you are interested in enrolling at.

Classroom Video Tours...

Meadowbrook Park  

Mill Creek Activity Center 

MCAC Program Information- Click HERE 

MBP Program Information- Click HERE 



Enrollment is now open! Click HERE to download the Registration form.

Families will download the Summer Camp Registration form and return it to the Program Director via email.  Enrollments will be processed in the order in which they are received. 

MCAC Summer Camp Parent Orientation- Click HERE to review



Meadowbrook Park Natureplay Summer Camps are FULL!

MBP Just For Fun Summer Camp Parent Orientation-Click HERE to review.

MBP Natureplay Just for Fun Summer Camp FORMS.

2022-23 Natureplay Weekly Fees

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.



2022-23 Parent Handbook

ePact Forms Directions

ePact Child File Forms Link

children planting in the garden

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.