Familiescan enroll 30 days prior to when they want their child to start. To Register atthe Open House in April each year children need to be turning 3 years old nolater than October 1st. Children must be 3 years old and pottytrained to attend Natureplay Preschool.
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Throughout the day, children will participate in hands on learning experiences that focus on social and emotional development, science and math learning, literacy and the arts. Natureplay provides aplay-based learning experience for children and we spend as much time outdoorsas possible.
Yes. We provide a healthy snack every morning andafternoon. We serve healthy snacks withan emphasis on fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables, whole wheat crackers, andtry to expose children to new foods. Children also eat food they grow out of their school garden.
No. Both Mill Creek Activity Center and Meadowbrook Park Natureplay programs follow their respective school district's (De Soto and Shawnee Mission) inclement weather closures. We will also post closure notices on our Natureplay Facebook group pages as a reminder.
Yes. Children work on recognizing letters,numbers, and words in print and in their environment each day. This is reinforced as children play andinteract with their environment indoors and out. Children will not do preschool worksheets tolearn these concepts as this is not our Natureplay philosophy. We believe children learn best by interactingwith their environment and at their own pace.