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 required. Please register online. $5 / member; $6 / non-member.
***Value Packages are available--please ask us.***
February: Feathered Flyers
Feathers, beaks, talons…oh my! Bring your binoculars as we search the skies for feathered flyers, and we learn what birds call the prairie home.
3: What’s that bird?
10: Love Birds
17: The Big Year (bird watching)
24: Move like a bird
March: Prairie families
We are all a part of a family, but are all families the same? Do you have a twin like a pronghorn fawn, or do you live in an underground burrow with your family like a prairie dog? Join us to find out what you have in common or don’t have in common with the families on the prairie.
3: Prairie Dog family
10: Pronghorn family
17: Cheyenne family
24: Homesteader family
31: Ms. Adrienne’s 5th Tuesday of the Month Surprise
April: Spring Colors
As we transition from winter to spring, the prairie comes alive with color. Your young artist will love as we will explore the colors on the prairie, and learn how the colors on the prairie create the beautiful prairie landscape.
7: Blue: rain, water, sky
14: Brown: soil, prairie dogs, steers
21: Green: yucca, cottonwoods, grass
28: Yellow: flowers, sun, snakes
May: It’s green, it grows, and it loves the sun! Super Plants!
Plants are amazing. They grow in the harshest of conditions, and they are experts at surviving. This month we take cues from the superhero plants on the prairie and learn how we can be superheroes like plants.
5: Great Grasses
12: Terrific Trees
19: Fantastic Flowers
26: Gorgeous Gardens
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Adrienne at 303-693-3621 ext. 108.