Nature-Based, Reggio-Inspired, Science-Rich
Learning Through Play With
Lots Of Bugs & Hisses
Preschool & Child Care Center Serving Wichita KS
Hands-On Activities Drive Creative & Critical Thinking
School-Readiness Starts With Science Exploration
The Many Benefits Of Nature-Based Learning
Live Plant Walls
The presence of plants improves memory retention by 20% and children feel a natural sense of relief from anxiety and stress when in a room with a green wall.
Fascinating Insects & Critters
Many legged or winged, furry or slimy, insects and bugs have so much to teach kids about nature, and your little learner makes new discoveries every day.
Encourage your child to play creatively by eliminating expectations and playground rules and replacing them with stimulating textures and experiences.
A Vegetable Garden To Tend
Kids love getting their hands dirty in flowerbeds and planters. As they plant and tend fruit, flowers, and veggies, kids learn firsthand how things grow.
A Spacious Animal Studio
A dedicated learning destination houses creatures great and small. Kids learn about animals in “person” and enjoy active play in a unique space, rain or shine.
Furry & Feathered Friends
Hedgehogs, bunnies, birds, and iguanas are just a few of the characters children encounter, study, care for, and befriend in classrooms, hallways, and outdoors.
An Outdoor Chicken Coop
As part of your child’s daily activities out in the fresh air, tending to the chickens is a highlight and encourages a sense of responsibility.
Tenured Teachers Lead With Consistency & Dedication
Receive Daily Photos, Videos & Updates Via Brightwheel™
Expect A Fresh & Sparkling Clean
Sugar-Free Meals At No Extra Cost
Exciting Enrichments Broaden Their Horizons
Facility Hours are 7.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Academic Day is 9.00 AM – 3:30 PM
- Restricted access controls
- Fenced in yard
- Security cameras
- Teachers hold CPR certifications
- All staff are required to be fingerprinted and cleared through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options
Hear What Parents Have To Say...
I cannot recommend Bug Lady Science Academy (BLSA) enough! My son attended from 2.5 years until he transitioned to Kindergarten. The staff are trustworthy and love the children as their own. The atmosphere and curriculum is unique and engaging. My son was more than prepared when he left BLSA for Kindergarten. If you're looking for a preschool, look no further!
- Cara Mattson
We absolutely loved our experience at The Bug Lady! My son came home daily sharing new facts about animals and science, his teachers were in constant communication with us, and he made the best friends. Now that he's in kindergarten at a public school, he is above his class in both reading and math--no doubt due to the education he received at BLSA!
- Ashley Borniger
Amazing place! Both my daughters attended The Bug Lady's Science Academy for pre-school and they still talk about it years later -- they absolutely loved their time there and often ask, when can they go back. The Bug Lady and her staff are amazing, the building is truly magical and unique, and the curriculum is fun, engaging, and educational.
- Lili Solorzano
Can't recommend The Bug Lady's Science Academy enough!!!! It's a magical place from the moment you walk in. We have had 2 kiddos graduate from the school. Our kids loved going there everyday. This was the easiest 5 star rating I've ever given. Caring teachers, good communicators, great curriculum, this place is the BEST.
- Ty Kasper
My family absolutely loved The Bug Lady Science Academy! The teachers were so friendly, fun, knowledgeable, caring and I could go on and on!! My daughter was learning new things everyday and still, years later, talks about all her friends-animal and human, from Bug Lady!!
- Becca Dinsmore
I can’t say enough good things about BLSA. Outstanding staff, strong educational programming, and a fun and caring atmosphere. I loved how easy the staff made things for a busy working mom. We moved right after our daughter finished kindergarten at BLSA, and during the next year, she consistently performed a grade level ahead in science and reading.
- Anna C. Ritchie
Bug Lady and her staff went above and beyond to make sure our daughter was prepared to start school. The summer program was by far the best I have seen, my kids loved all of the science, activities and most of all the staff. Two years later and my kids still ask to stop in and say hello. Highly recommend!
- Kayce Martin
My daughter attended The Bug Lady Science Academy from the age of 3 until she aged out. We would have stayed forever if that would have been an option. She learned so much there, and looked forward to going every single day. The staff is all very caring and always keep you update on what has happened throughout the week. I highly recommend them!
- Jade Vickery
I absolutely recommend her to be a part of any program with kids or adults! She is simply amazing. She is kind & gentle and makes learning fun. If someone is scared of an animal she encourages without “making” anyone touch that animal. She is knowledgeable in her information and education. Keep doing what you are doing! I am so blessed to know you Carrie! 5 stars!!
- Hannah Fitzwater