Nature-Based, Reggio-Inspired, Science-Rich

Early Education

Learning Through Play With
Lots Of Bugs & Hisses

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving Wichita KS

Founder & Director, The Bug Lady, Welcomes Your Child To A Learning Experience Unlike Any Other

Hands-On Activities Drive Creative & Critical Thinking

Projects inspired by the Connect4Learning® and Pocket of Preschool curriculums fascinate your little learner. Exploring exciting activities and experiments transform children into readers, writers, mathematicians, thinkers, and active classroom participants.
Hands-On Activities Drive Creative & Critical Thinking

School-Readiness Starts With Science Exploration

A strong focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) ignites your child’s curious mind through interaction with unique animals, critters, and nature, building an innovative, problem-solving mindset that gives them an edge for school.

The Many Benefits Of Nature-Based Learning

Nature-based learning is proven to increase your child’s self-esteem and resilience against stress and adversity. Expect them to improve concentration, learning, creativity, cognitive development, cooperation, flexibility, and self-awareness.
Live Plant Walls

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

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.

Natural Playscapes

Natural Playscapes

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

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 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

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

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

A unique team of committed educators inspires and guides your child every day. Many of our teachers have been with the center since it opened—a testament to their passion and enthusiasm for early learning that’s never boring.

Receive Daily Photos, Videos & Updates Via Brightwheel™

Stay up to date with all your child’s exciting daily activities and experiments with regular photos and videos via the easy-to-use app. Feel connected to their day and track their achievements with ease.

Expect A Fresh & Sparkling Clean

Expect A Fresh & Sparkling Clean
Expect A Fresh & Sparkling Clean
Sugar-Free Meals At No Extra Cost

Sugar-Free Meals At No Extra Cost

Your child stays healthy and energized with a morning snack, hearty lunch, and afternoon snack every day. Their tasty, kid-friendly meals are sugar-free and cater to sensitivities, so you know they’re getting everything they need to learn and grow.

Exciting Enrichments Broaden Their Horizons

Your child explores a full and diverse learning program with regular activities that introduce new ideas and skills. Enriching experiences encourage interests and passions for a well-rounded early education foundation.

FAQs

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". I highly recommend Bug Lady Science Academy!"
"My 4 yr. old son loves " his Bug Lady". I highly recommend Bug Lady Science Academy!"
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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

"She is intelligent, quick witted, and loves to educate people of all ages!"
"She is intelligent, quick witted, and loves to educate people of all ages!"
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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

"My kids and everyone I know loves Bug lady! She builds confidence in kids!!"
"My kids and everyone I know loves Bug lady! She builds confidence in kids!!"
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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

"I highly recommend seeing the bug lady in some way or another. She really has a special talent!!"
"I highly recommend seeing the bug lady in some way or another. She really has a special talent!!"
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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

"The Bug lady is funny and is able to draw out shy kids!!"
"The Bug lady is funny and is able to draw out shy kids!!"
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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!!!"
"My child had a wonderful time at the bug lady's science academy!!!"
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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

"They learn so much and learn respect for these creatures. Would highly recommend!!!"
"They learn so much and learn respect for these creatures. Would highly recommend!!!"
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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

"I would recommend her for any event no matter the age!!!"
"I would recommend her for any event no matter the age!!!"
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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

"She jokes and laughs with the audience, provides ample opportunities for the audience!!!"
"She jokes and laughs with the audience, provides ample opportunities for the audience!!!"
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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

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2.5 - 3 Years

Preschool

3 - 4 Years

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4 - 5 Years