Play Center

Shawnee Mission Play Center - Everything You Need to Know

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Play Center Playgroups

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.

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.

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


Hours and Schedule as follows:

Day Time Ages
Tuesday  9:30 - 10:30 am Walking to 36 months
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 am Birth to Walking
Wednesday  9:30 - 11:30 am Mixed ages, Birth to 36 mos, 1 hour only
Saturdays  9:30 - 11:30 am see above for dates that apply


2018-19 Saturday Play Centers as follows:

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019


Mr. Bradley Debrick, Early Literacy Coordinating Librarian with Johnson County Library will host our storytime.  If you have not heard him read a story, you are in for a treat!  The dates for the following Wednesday are as follows:  

  • Wednesday, June 6
  • Wednesday, July 11
  • Wednesday, August 1
  • Wednesday, September 5
  • Wednesday, October 3
  • Wednesday, November 7
  • Wednesday, December 12

Click here to see flyer for Storytime

  • Thanksgiving - Closed Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in observance of the district-wide Thanksgiving Holiday.Play Center will be closed on the following Holiday/Breaks:
  • Holiday Break - Closed Tuesday, December 25th and Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
  • As you are aware, the Shawnee Mission Early Childhood Center will relocate to Broadmoor Technical Center (6701 W. 83rd Street), Metcalf and 83rd.

    In order to accomplish this move, the play center will be closed the following dates: 

    • Wednesday, January 2, 2019
    • Tuesday, January 8, 2019
    • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (Screenings cancelled)
    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The play center will open on Saturday, January 19th (Saturday Play Center) at the new location.  After Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the play center will reopen on Tuesday, January 22nd

  • In observance of the Holiday season, the play center will be closed:

    • Tuesday, December 25, 2018
    • Wednesday, December 26, 2018
    • Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Spring Break - The Play Center will be open the week of Spring Break.
  • Summer Play Center - The Play Center will be open Wednesday's only starting Wednesday, June 5, 2018.  Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the play center is only open Wednesday's mixed ages between 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 1 hour limit please
  • 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.