Arnstein Jewish Community Center
Early Childhood Program
Early Childhood Director: Melissa Schweitzer
Our preschool accepts children from 14 months old to 5 years old. Families of all Faiths are welcome!
Our Preschool Day
Our core program runs from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday.
Extended Hours are available from 7:30 AM to 6 PM Monday thru Thursday and 7:30 AM to 5 PM on Fridays.
Flexible payment options include morning snack and a kosher-style lunch.
The AJCC Preschool proudly serves organic milk.
For More Information and to Apply to the AJCC Preschool
Weekly tours are available.
Email the AJCC Preschool or call us at 865-963-8001 to schedule a time.
A Child’s Work is Play
Children are natural born scientists—they question, explore and experiment. Our professional preschool staff believes that children learn best through a combination of play and teacher-guided activities. We encourage imagination, ask open ended questions, and present invitations for discovery. We use proven approaches in educational theory along with the latest in research to create the ideal environment to foster a love of learning.
Why AJCC Preschool?
We help children develop responsibility and self-control while fostering self-esteem by encouraging experimentation and problem solving. In our classrooms, everyone is a student and everyone is a teacher. In this atmosphere, children are prepared for success in learning.
We recognize that we are partners with parents and encourage family involvement in the preschool classrooms, through volunteer opportunities, and with our Parent Organization. Parents receive regular communication about their child through individual daily reports, weekly newsletters, and parent-teacher conferences.