Shawnee Mission PAT Play Center


Play Center Groups

Parents as Teachers playgroups in the play center offer children an opportunity to build social skills and enjoy pay time with their parents model appropriate play and interact with other parents. 

In May of 2021, the Parent Educators put forth a plan to bring families together outside at our Early Childhood Education Center playground.   Parents as Teacher Outdoor Play Center will be held every Friday in May, weather permitting.  We are limited to 7 families per session and need families to register.  Click here to sign up

As we move forward, the Parent Educators will continue to offer outdoor play centers on Wednesday in both June and July.  Please see upcoming emails for registration.  

The Play Center is open to all children currently enrolled in the Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers program (birth to 36 months). Please attend only one session per week. No guest or older siblings please.

Shawnee Mission Early Childhood  - Parents as Teachers Play Center
Early Childhood Education Center (Broadmoor Center) 6701 W. 83rd Street, (83rd & Metcalf) - (913) 993-9380

Hours and Schedule as follows:  As we all move forward we will continue to offer a variety of options for our families and still keep safety protocols in place.   Outdoor play centers are available until further notice.  

Day Time Ages
Tuesday  9:30 - 11:30 am Mixed ages. Birth to 36  mos. 1 hour 
Wednesday  9:30 - 11:30 am Mixed ages, Birth to 36 mos, 1 hour 
Saturdays  9:30 - 11:30 am  see below for dates that apply


Saturday Play Centers as follows:

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

Join us for Storytime...

Ms. Michelle Ranney with Johnson County Library will host our storytime.  The dates for the following Wednesday are as follows:  

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

Play Center will be CLOSED on the Holiday Schedule as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 27
  • Tuesday, December 
  • Wednesday, December
  • Tuesday, December 
  • Wednesday, January 
  • Spring Break - The Play Center will be OPEN the week of Spring Break.
  • Summer Play Center - Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the play center is open Wednesday's only with mixed ages between 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 1 hour limit please.  The summer play center starts Wednesday, June 
  • 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