Skip To Main Content

Early Education Center

aerial view of a campus with a building, go cart track, pond, paths and wooded areas

Paradise Park will be the new home for R-7's second early education center.

At the time of the June 2020 bond election, plans called for the early education center project to involve renovating part of the north wing of Prairie View Elementary into the district’s second Early Education Center.

On June 15, 2021, the BOE approved a letter of intent to purchase Paradise Park, including 14.52 acres of land (632,519 sq. ft.) with a 37,412 sq. ft. facility and announced plans to locate the second Early Education Center at this site. The center will provide a home for the district’s early education satellite classrooms and allow our early education programs to expand.

While Paradise Park's facility will be home to early education, the 15-acre park presents significant opportunities for secondary students. The district is in the preliminary plans of creating environmental science, hospitality and business management learning opportunities using some of the park's built-in amenities.

Project Information

administrators walking around the Paradise Park grounds

District administrators toured Paradise Park to envision opportunities for a second early education center.

July 2021

administrators walking around Paradise Park grounds

District administrators toured Paradise Park to envision opportunities for a second early education center.

July 2021

Dr. Buck speaking to a group of students inside Paradise Park

Lee's Summit West art students collaborated to create new designs for the Paradise Park mini golf course. 

November 2021

students sit on a minigolf course in front of a lake

Lee's Summit West art students collaborated to create new designs for the Paradise Park mini golf course. 

November 2021

students sit on a minigolf course talking over a sketch on paper

Lee's Summit West art students collaborated to create new designs for the Paradise Park mini golf course. 

November 2021

a student taking a photo of a gold course with their cellphone

Lee's Summit West art students collaborated to create new designs for the Paradise Park mini golf course. 

November 2021

administrators walking around Paradise Park grounds

Total Budget: $9 million

Location: 1021 NE Colbern Road

Design Work Begins: September 2021

Construction Completion Date: Tentative Summer 2023

Architect: Hollis + Miller