Early Learning

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. Experiences will represent unique activities and events at Conner Prairie - both on the historic grounds and throughout the vast natural areas available on our property.

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.

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.

Join us for a morning of Pop-up Play designed especially for early learners to wonder, explore, discover and create!  This special time between child and caregiver will be led by our education staff.