Preschoolers in the Flint Hills

Preschool-age children (ages 3-5) begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity!

Times, Cost & Registration

Classes run for one hour.  Dates and times are listed below.

Please print and complete the Preschool Permission Form and return it to the FHDC Education Department on or before your first program date.

Pre-registration is required either online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
FHDC Members: $8 | Non-Members: $10

COVID-19 Considerations

Due to concerns with the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Flint Hills Discovery Center staff will be closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Riley County Health Department (RCHD), and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

All Preschool activities will encourage social distancing as much as possible. Shared supplies and equipment will be disinfected during the session. Staff will clean, sanitize, and disinfect the classroom, including all frequently touched surfaces, before and after the program. While it is highly encouraged, parents may choose whether or not their child will wear a face covering. Complimentary face masks are available at the Discovery Center.

Youth will NOT be allowed to participate in Preschool within 14 days after (i) returning from COVID-19 impacted areas subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice (ii) exposure to any person returning from areas subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice (iii) exposure to any person who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.

We ask that all parents conduct a health self-check for their child prior to arrival. Signs or symptoms which require exclusion include the following COVID-19 symptoms:
  • Oral temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater in the past 24 hours (cannot have taken fever reducer within 4 hours)
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat

Fall Sessions

Session Date Time Description
Birdy News September 15 10:30 - 11:30 AM       Birds build nests and make lots of sounds. Come hear the birdy news!
Lovely Leaves October 6 10:30 - 11:30 AM Crunch, crunch go the leaves. Autumn is here, so let's learn about the colorful, falling leaves.
Animals After Dark October 20 10:30 - 11:30 AM Where are the night animals? Let's learn about animals in the daytime and animals in the nighttime.
Little Apple Day November 3 10:30 - 11:30 AM Apples have seeds and seeds grow trees! Let's play with our food and learn where it comes from.
Picture Perfect November 17      10:30 - 11:30 AM Strike a pose and take a photo! Design a frame to go around your picture perfect self.
Dinosaur Day December 1 10:30 - 11:30 AM Let's get prehistoric as we dig for dinosaurs and make take home dino masks.
Snow Day December 15 10:30 - 11:30 AM Winter is almost here! Let's practice building snowmen and making snow ourselves.