Opening Doors

To Extraordinary Worlds

The B.E. Smith Family Center is located on the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission campus at I-35 and 75th Street. The center houses the Britain Development and Early Learning programs, providing therapy and education for children with special needs and Christian-based child care for children of AdventHealth team members and physicians.

Pre-school room

Expansion of Resources and Space

Through funds raised by the AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission, the B.E. Smith Family Center recently completed an expansion of its interior spaces. This update helps to bring more resources and spaces to families of the Britain Development program.


A Nurturing Place For Children

The B.E. Smith Family Center greatly enhances our therapeutic and educational offerings for children and families. Designed to provide a modern learning environment for children of all ability levels, the Center fosters collaboration and connection between children, families and staff, and promotes understanding and inclusion of children with special needs.

Innovative Technologies

Providing Hope For The Future

The 63,000-square-foot, two-story building includes indoor and outdoor inclusive playgrounds, two aquatic therapy pools, and spacious classrooms and therapy rooms filled with natural light. Multiple classrooms in the Britain Development wing feature the Variety KC Compass system, which allows children with mobility difficulties the opportunity to interact with peers while standing and walking with support from a harness.