Fostering Relationships
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Watch As Your Child Grows Into
The Best Version Of Themselves

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving Papillion & Omaha, NE

Delivering Awarded Care Your Child Deserves. But Don’t Take Our Word For It. Parents Like You Voted Us Best of Sarpy County X Years In A Row!

A Child-Led Curriculum For Self-Paced Learning

We believe that every child is unique and grows at their own pace. Teachers use play-based learning and exciting themes to nurture their strengths and areas for improvement. Watch them reach new heights at a speed that’s comfortable for them.

Take A Peek Inside Your Child’s Curriculum!

Research-based, hands-on lessons personalize learning to boost your child’s social-emotional and cognitive development.
Over 4000 age-specific activities jumpstart their excitement and build on your child’s collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and other skills.
Play-based science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities diversify your child’s interests and keep them engaged in their learning.

Learning Comes Alive With Jemima’s Playhouse© Songs, Dance & More

Imagine your child immersed in endless fun, smiling bright, and connecting with friends. Thanks to Jemima’s Playhouse©, your child interacts with classmates, exploring fun jams, movement, and imaginative characters that bring their learning to life.

Free Meals That Fuel Their Growing Body

Your child bites into an allergy-free, nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack food to fuel their playtime and learning time – at no extra cost. Thanks to a trusted caterer, they nourish their body with fresh fruits and crisp veggies every meal.

Enjoy Instant Communication & Updates With Your Parent App

See up-to-the-minute details about all your child’s latest and greatest inventions, creations, and activities with your convenient HiMama app. Directly communicate with teachers anytime so you feel confident they continue to meet your little one’s every need.

“We believe that parents are a child's first teacher. Therefore, it is extremely important that we work together in order to help each child reach their full potential!”

- Jamie Flynn, Owner
Jamie Flynn, Owner of Pre-K & Play Academy

More Than 1 Child Enrolling?

Enjoy 10% Off Your Oldest Child’s Tuition!

Outdoor Play Twice A Day For Strong Muscles & Minds

Your child runs onto the playground, where they get their heart pumping, build strong muscles, and master their gross motor skills. Watch them zoom down the slides, zip around on their bikes, and enjoy the mind-opening benefits of nature-based play.

An Indoor Gym Keeps Them Moving — Rain Or Shine

Your child has access to a fun, indoor gym each day where they get active, burn off steam, and energize their spirits for more learning. They climb, roll, slide, and run alongside their friends — even when the sun is hiding!

Dance & Soccer Classes To Discover New Talents

Watch your little one twirl with excitement during dance classes or speed around the field with soccer. They unlock new talents and discover a new world of interests that excite them to develop new passions early on. These convenient classes are for a nominal fee.

In-House Visitors Energize Your Child’s Daily Learnings

Your child stays thrilled about their learning thanks to in-house visitors, including Chomp, Stomp, & Roar discovering dinosaurs and fossils, The Parrot Man as they meet natural wildlife, The Bug Guy showcases insects from around the world, and more.

Are You A First Responder
Or Military?

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Your Child’s Tuition!

Super Clean Spaces For Your Little One To Grow

You feel confident dropping your child off every morning, knowing teachers protect their health and well-being. Teachers sanitize all learning materials, toys, and play areas every day while frequent professional cleaners give each class a deep scrub.

A Happy, Secure, & Safe Environment To Thrive In

Enjoy peace of mind knowing your child stays under the watch of top-grade security cameras and remains safe thanks to restricted access controls. Large privacy fences protect them during playtime, so they grow and thrive in a secure environment.

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"Parents get great communication from staff and teachers and daily updates. Highly recommend!"
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We love Pre-K and Play!!!!! My son started attending at 2.5 years old with no prior daycare experience. He absolutely blossomed at Pre-K and Play and started talking up a storm and making lots of friends. He loves all the teachers, has learned so many skills, and is progressing so well as a preschooler now...
Highly recommend!!!

- J Laura

"Our kids wake up every day asking to go to school and see their teachers!!!"
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My children have been going here for several years now. The staff is amazing. So kind and willing to help. Our kids wake up every day asking to go to school and see their teachers. It makes me feel so much better knowing they love their teachers and look forward to seeing them daily.

- Michelle Kloppenborg

"I can’t say enough good things about this place. They have exceeded our expectations!"
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We are beyond happy with Pre-K & Play Academy. Bringing our daughter here was one of the best decisions ever, we wish we would of done it sooner! The director and staff are incredibly caring and amazing! Every time I pick up my daughter, the staff are ALWAYS interacting with the children in their care. They have exceeded our expectations! Thank you!

- Jenn Simmonds

"our daughter there for 6 yrs. The teachers, staff, director and owner are all incredible!"
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We have had our daughter there for 6 yrs. She is in kindergarten but utilizes the transportation, before/after school care and out of school days. She learned soooo much in her years there, but most importantly, they really prepared her for kindergarten in the PreK program. The teachers, staff, director and owner are all incredible!

- Tina Janda


We Have 2 Locations To Serve You


How Old Is Your Child?


6 Weeks - 18 Months


18 Months - 3 Years


3 - 4 Years


4 - 5 Years​

School Age

Attended Kindergarten - 13 Years


Discover New Beginnings

Now Accepting Open Enrollment For Infants At Our Harrison & Papillion Locations!