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.

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.

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

The Play Center is open over Spring Break!

Hours and Schedule as follows:  Play Center will open on Tuesday, January 22!

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


2018-2019 Saturday Play Centers as follows:

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 - CANCELLED DUE TO HEATING ISSUES
  • 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, February 6
  • Wednesday, March 6
  • Wednesday, April 3
  • Wednesday, May 1

Story Time Flyer

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 Holiday Schedule as follows:

  • 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, 201
  • 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, 2019.  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. 

Shawnee Mission Play Center - Everything You Need to Know