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...
My 4 yr. old son loves " his Bug Lady", as he would say. He's been going to her school for over a year now. She's very good with all the children, provides interaction and experiences with critters/animals that some children would never get otherwise. My child comes home teaching me sign language & Spanish words. He can almost count to 20 & he loves going to school. I highly recommend Bug Lady Science Academy, camps, party's & all events she provides. The kids just love her.
- Miranda Schoonover
We had the Bug Lady at our school today, and she handled the busy schedule of many back-to-back presentations like the professional that she is. She is intelligent, quick witted, and loves to educate people of all ages about her bugs and animals! Her passion for her program is evident. She’s patient and encouraging to the kids, all while teaching and engaging. It takes a special presenter to hold the attention of all ages like she does! Well done, Bug Lady! Cheney loved you today.
- Amy Meyer
We went to a birthday party at Bug lady about 6 years ago. She loves our kids just like she would her own children. My kids and everyone I know loves Bug lady! She builds confidence in kids. She educates Children and adults about many different bugs and animals so science academy is not for the faint of heart! We Love love the bug lady!!
- Merry Ho
There were so many children with the caretakers that at some point they could no longer let people/children in. I felt the bug lady was very patient and professional with the crowd as she showed and taught about the animals she displayed. Also love her dry humor. We enjoyed the program so much that we went to see the bug lady again at another library. I was impressed with the knowledge that is picked up by my kids. I highly recommend seeing the bug lady in some way or another. She really has a special talent.
- Jessica Streker
My kiddos (4,6) adore the Bug lady! They've attended several birthdays and the preschool. My son hated preschool, I had to physically pick him up and put him in his classroom. We switched to bug lady preschool and now he refuses to leave! She brings bugs and creatures that kids have never seen. Thank goodness for the bug lady! My family adores her and is appreciative of everything she has done for our kiddos! Thanks bug lady!
- CJ Standifer
My child had a wonderful time at the bug lady's science academy! He came home with a big smile talking about how he had the chance to touch all of his favorite animals!! The service there was excellent and the bug lady was very kind and caring! I will definitely be signing my child up again!:)
- Lauryn Luong
The girls love bug lady. She pushes them out of their comfort zone. So they are definetly not scared of snakes or anything that I am. They love going to her camps and parties. They learn so much and learn respect for these creatures. Would highly recommend.
- Diana Ho
The bug lady put on an amazing presentation during a camp that had a wide range of ages. It was a phenomenal show that kept everyone engaged and laughing while even learning too. I would recommend her for any event no matter the age.
- Lyndsey Cook
I have been at a camp where the Bug Lady was presenting multiple times, and each time the presentation is entertaining, engaging, and educational. She jokes and laughs with the audience, provides ample opportunities for the audience to interact, and educates in a way that is enjoyable to all ages. I would STRONGLY recommend the bug lady to anyone and everyone!
- Austin Cook