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 play time with their parents,  model appropriate play and interact with other parents. 

Parent Educators put forth a plan to bring families together inside at our Early Childhood Education Center play center.   Parents as Teacher Play Center will be held on Friday.  We are limited to 12 families per session and need families to register.   Please see upcoming emails for registration.   If you would like to register for the play center, click here.

The Play Center is open to all children currently enrolled in the Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers program (birth to 36 months).  If you are registered to attend the play center and you need to cancel, please let us know or delete your registration.  This will allow other families to attend.  

Shawnee Mission Early Childhood  - Parents as Teachers Play Center (Room 128)
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.  Indoor play centers are available on certain Friday's until further notice.   The Friday play center can continue to offer limited registration.  All adults and children over 2 years of age must wear a mask.  If you don't have a mask, one will be provided for you.  Cleaning between each session and overall cleaning after each day will be a priority.   

PAT will hosts play centers on Friday & 4 Saturday's as scheduled.   Friday Sign up HERE

Day Time Ages
Friday   9:00 - 10:15 Mixed ages (birth to 36 months)
Friday  10:15- 10:30 am Cleaning
Friday         10:30 - 11:45 am  Mixed ages (birth to 36 months)


Please be aware the Play Center is not open every Friday.  See the dates it's closed below.  

The Early Childhood Education Center conducts Early Childhood Screenings monthly and the Play Center is used to conducted those screenings.   So the play center will be CLOSED on the following Fridays:

  • Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Friday, September 24, 2021
  • Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Friday, November 19, 2021
  • Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Friday, January 21, 2022
  • Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Friday, May 13, 2022

Broadmoor will be under construction starting in May of 2022.  We need to cancel the last two play centers:  05/20 & 05/27.  Sorry for the last minute change.

Saturday Play Centers as followsSign up HERE

  • Saturday, September 11 - PTA Learn n' Play Morning
  • Saturday, December 11 - Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest
  • Saturday, January 22 - Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest
  • Saturday, February 26 - Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest
  • Saturday, April 2 - Saturday Play Center w/mini BLOCK Fest

Friday Play Center Storytime!  Bradley Debrick will do storytime from 10:30 - 11 am on the dates below:

  • Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Friday, April 29, 2022 and
  • Friday, May 6, 2022

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.  The list was created at the request of Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers and will be updated regularly:


Amos McGee Misses the Bus, by Stead, Phillip

Dino Pajama Party, by Beaty Andrea

Shapes and Colors, by Canty, John

Britannica First Big Book of Why Do Penguins Fly?  Why D We Brush Our Teeth?  Why Does Popcorn Pop?  The Ultimate Book of Answers for Kids Who Need, by Symes, Sally

Johnson County Library Birth to Six Recommendations

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

  • Friday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday, December 24 - Christmas Holiday
  • Friday, December 31 - New Year's Holiday
  • 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