Play Center Schedule - Fridays 9 - 11 am
The Play Center scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2023 has been canceled due to a boiler malfunction at the Shawnee Mission Early Childhood Education Center. Because we don't have optimal heat in the building, we need to cancel our play center on that Friday (01/06/2023). We will resume our play center schedule on Friday, January 13, 2023. Thank you for your patience during the unexpected event.
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.
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.
Saturday Play Center - 9:30 - 11:30 am as follows. No pre-registration necessary:
- Saturday, September, 17, 9:30 - 11:30 am - PTA Learn n' Play Morning
- Saturday, December 17, 2022 - Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest
- Saturday, January 21, 2023 - Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest
- Saturday, February 25. 2023 - Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest
Friday Play Center Storytime! Bradley Debrick will do story time from 10:30 - 11 am on the dates below:
- Friday, September 9 - Play Center Storytime Theme
- Friday, October 21 - bilingual - click to see attached theme
- Friday, December 2
- Friday, February 3, 2023
- Friday, March 3 - bilingual
- Friday, May 5
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 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday
- Friday, December 23 - Christmas Holiday
- Friday, December 30 - New Year's Holiday (Next Play Center will be Friday, January 6, 2023)
- 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.