Prairie Preschool

Explorers Program

Tuesdays from 9am - 10am or 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us each week as we uncover the wonders of the natural prairie of Colorado.  Each week provides a unique
learning opportunity, which will engage you and your child in investigations to stimulate curiosity, problem-solving and
a love of the natural world.  Your child (2-5 years) must be accompanied by an adult as programs are catered to families
working together to explore nature.

Reservations are highly recommended and are requested at least 24 hours in advance of the program.  $5 / member; $6 / non-member.
***Value Packages are available--please ask us.***

June: Water, Water, Everywhere! 

Splash into water on the prairie.  Learn how animals and plants find water on the prairie, explore aquatic insects, and discover the special characteristics of water. 

3: Where is the water on the prairie?
10: How does water move?
17: Are there insects in my water?
24: Let’s keep water clean! 

July: Farmers on the Prairie

Steers, chickens, and crops, oh my!  This month we learn what it takes to be a farmer and why farmers are so important.  Come prepared to work outside, and get your hands dirty.

1: What is a farm?
8: How does a farmer care for animals?
15: How does a farmer grow crops?
22: What tools does a farmer use?
29: Where does a farmer live?

August: Let’s Build

Put your building skills to work as we construct like prairie animals, Cheyenne Indians, and pioneers. 

5: What do animals construct?
12: How do we build a home?
19: Let’s build like a Cheyenne.
26: A home made out of dirt.


Preschool Expeditions

Expeditions are a wonderful opportunity for you and your young learner to join in a building curriculum for six weeks.  Throughout the six weeks, learning experiences build on existing knowledge, and the program provides a more in-depth perspective on the planned topic.  Check back regularly for updated Expedition topics.


Field Trips for Preschool Groups

If you are a preschool teacher or group leader, you can bring your students to Plains Center for a wonderful, hands-on field trip. Please see our School & Youth Groups page for more information.


Comments & Feedback

What do you think about the Prairie Preschool Program?  Please email me with any comments you have.  I would love to hear about the things your child liked or disliked.  We are always looking for ways to make the program better, so any suggestions are welcome.  Email me at or call Adrienne at 303-693-3621.




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