Shawnee Mission PAT Play Center

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The last play center will be Friday, December 16, 2023.  The Play Center will resume after the Holidays on January 12, 2024.  See Holiday schedule in more detail below.

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 follow:

  • Tuesday, September 12 - 4:30 - 6pm & Storytime 5:30 - 6pm
  • Tuesday, October 10 - 4:30 - 6pm
  • Thursday, March 28 - 4:30 - 6pm

Saturday Play Centers 

  • Saturday, December 16 - 9:30 - 11:30
  • Saturday, January 27 - 9;30 - 11:30
  • Saturday, February 24 - 9:30 - 11:30

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.  As we all move forward we will continue to offer a variety of options for our families and use safety protocols when necessary.    COVID 19:  After diagnosed and on day 5 with no symptoms or symptoms improving (no fever) you are able to attend but wear a mask.  COLD - FLU:  A cough and/or thick draining, fever vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.   If you or your child has one or more of these systems, please come back another day:   Thank you for helping us limit the transfer of the cold and flu to other families.  

Tuesday & Friday Play Center Storytime!  Bradley will enhance your daytime with Storytime!  Mark your calendar:

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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 

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

  • Friday, November 17 - Moving Furniture
  • Friday, November 24 - Thanksgiving
  • Friday, December 22 - Christmas Holiday
  • Friday, December 29 - New Year's Holiday
  • Friday, January 5, 2024 (Next Play Center will be Friday, January 12, 2024)
  • 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.  We will decide which day to pick for our summer play center. 
  • 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