Shawnee Mission PAT Play Center

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Join us for summer play center!   Summer play center will be open in July on the following dates from 9-10 a.m. (note summer play center dates are on Wednesday): July 10, 17 (includes "power of play dough" activity), 24, and 31

Play Center Schedule - Starts in September (Fridays) from 9 - 11 am

Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers playgroups in the play center offer children an opportunity to build social skills and enjoy play time with their parents, model appropriate play and interact with other parents.   The Parent Educators put forth a plan to bring families together inside at our Early Childhood Education Center play center. 

As you arrive at the Early Childhood Education Center, please enter through Door 1.  We will scan can your driver's license and give you a visitor badge.  If technology works like it should, we will only need to scan your driver's license once.

The Play Center will be held on Fridays from 9 am to 11 am and/or Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am.   We are asking families to limit 1 hour of play time and please pick up before you leave.  No Registration Necessary!  See below for our Holiday schedule. 

Evening Play Centers

Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers want to reach out to those families who work and are not able to attend our Friday Play Centers.  We are offering evening and Saturday Play Centers!  The schedule is as follows:

Schedule for 2024-2025 coming soon.

Saturday Play Centers

The Play Center is open to all children currently enrolled in the Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers program (birth to 36 months).  

Location - Early Childhood Education Center (Broadmoor Center) 6701 W. 83rd Street, (83rd & Metcalf) - (913) 993-9380.  


Please no food or drink and model clean-up skills as you and your child put toys away after play.



New Parenting Books - See the list of recently added titles from the Johnson County Library Birth to Six.  The list was created at the request of Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers and will be updated regularly:  Johnson County Library - Birth to Six

When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall, by Reidy, Jean

The Winter Bird, by Banks, Kate

Snow Horses (A First Night Story), by MacLachlan, Patricia

One Winter up North, by Owens, John

Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Night, by Litwin Megan

Go, Sled! Go!, by Yang, James

Have Fun with Books:  Children just want to have FUN and if we want them to learn to read, we need to make books and reading fun.   Johnson County Library 

  • Inclement Weather - PAT staff and play center follow all Shawnee Mission School District weather cancellations.  Please check your local news source or the main SMSD website for more information.  If SMSD is closed due to poor weather conditions so are the PAT home visits and the play center. 

Shawnee Mission Play Center - Everything You Need to Know