Early Learning

Imagine coming together for a day of dialogue around the topic of play as the true work of the child. Please join us as we learn and grow together in an environment rich in nature and play potential.

Conner Prairie's Early Learning school programming has taken on a new look! Centered around the playing child, our preschool through 1st grade Play Trips offer appropriate curricular support through thoughtful play invitations for all children.

Playtime on the Prairie is an early childhood experience tailored for our youngest guests. Each session is designed to bring Conner Prairie to life in a developmentally appropriate way for children ages 0-5. Attendees will have the opportunity to play, explore, inquire, and learn throughout each session. Themes will represent unique activities and events at Conner Prairie - both on the historic grounds and throughout the vast natural areas available on our property.

Preschool on the Prairie combines outdoor exploration with play-based, emergent curriculum to create an educational experience second to none. As Conner Prairie’s vision expands to better serve our youngest visitors, we have created an early learning environment that allows children to immerse themselves in nature and the magic of childhood.