Where do you meet?
Our OLATHE LOCATION address is:
18905 W 175th Street, Olathe, KS 66062
Our EUDORA LOCATION address is:
What is your teacher/student ratio?
Two Learning Allies per group of 6 to 8 children.
Where do I pick up and drop off my child?
Upon arrival pull down the drive to the LEFT of the house straight back past the pond to the Discovery Barn parking lot.
We will greet you at your vehicle upon drop-off & bring your child to your vehicle upon pick-up.
Are snacks & lunch offered?
A healthy snack (fruits or vegetables) are offered as part of each of our Morning & Afternoon programs. We focus on developing a healthy relationship with food with focus on Mindful Eating strategies that involve exploration of food through all of the senses.
If your child attends a full day program or camp, you will send a labeled lunch with your child.
How is the well-being of my child safeguarded?
We offer our programs in small, therapeutic ratios who are led by highly trained pediatric professionals who are CPR & First Aid certified.
What do you do when it rains or snow? What happens in severe weather?
We NaturePlay all season long! It is imperative that your child is dressed appropriately, preferably in layers.
We have several indoor facilities that are cooled/heated for inclement weather that is deemed unsafe for long periods of exposure. We have a secure shelter area in case of tornados.
What are the ages of the children who attend Well Wilderness?
We offer inclusive Seasonal programs for children from Toddler – Teens.
Our Early Childhood NaturePlay Program that functions Sept - May is designed for children 18 months (or walking independently) – 7 years of age.
What is your Philosophy?
Well Wilderness Kids is a therapeutic center that is focused on the whole child encompassing all developmental domains, especially Social Emotional skills, through NaturePlay. Although we have educators & pediatric therapists on our Nature Team, our focus is on embedding learning opportunities throughout our programs. Our programs often serve as a supplemental aspect to a child’s growth & development.
What is your typical Rhythm of the Day?
Free Open NaturePlay
Group Council (Mindful Snack)
Is potty training required? Where do children use the bathroom?
Independent toileting is not required to attend our programs.
An indoor bathroom is available at the front of the property.
A Port-a-Potty is available behind the barn.
What does my child need to bring each day?
All children are required to bring a small, durable backpack each day that includes the following items, all labeled with your child’s name:
Covered water bottle. Water bottle should be one that is easily transportable for your child and easy for them to operate and use on their own. We do have water stations for refills.
Lunchbox with a healthy lunch to keep your child nourished throughout the day. (Only for full day attendance) Must be a sealed lunch container (Bento Box, metal thermos, etc) that is small enough to fit in your child’s backpack, or in a bag that can be hung on a hook. We do not have refrigeration or re-heating capabilities at Well Wilderness, so please be mindful of hot & cold weather when packing your child’s lunch.
Seasonally appropriate extra changes of clothes, including socks & underwear (if your child is toilet trained)
A package of diapers, wipes, & diaper cream (if your child wears diapers).
Sunscreen and bug spray during the Spring, Summer & early Fall. PLEASE APPLY SUNSCREEN &/OR BUG SPRAY PRIOR TO DROP OFF. If you would like for us to reapply either of these, please send the bottle with your child's name on it in a sealed bag.
A snug fitting hat, appropriate to the season.
Gloves and stocking hat during Winter months.
How should I dress my child for the different seasons?
Our Well Wilderness mindset is "There is no such things as bad weather, just bad gear!"
Be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Rainy days will bring mud so prepare for dirty clothing & shoes/boots on those days. Colder days will require layers so that your child stays at a comfortable temperature. We do plan to get dirty throughout the day which is a great way to support your child's sensory system & immune system!
What if my child has allergies or a medical condition?
We want to be informed of any food or environmental allergies prior to your child participating in our programs.
Our Nature Team is composed of pediatric professionals who are knowledgeable about various medical conditions in addition to being CPR & First Aid certified.
What types of payment do you accept?
Registration is available via our website in which all major credit cards are accepted.
Do you offer discounts?
We offer a 20% discount for siblings after full registration of 1st child.