Preschool at AJCC

Preschool at AJCC

A Play-Based Early Childhood Program

Preschool at AJCC is a play-based early learning center for infants through pre-K that is guided by Jewish values and culture.

Learning experiences are designed to nurture your child and all areas of development including language, motor, social-emotional, cognitive, independence, self-esteem, and confidence. Each class offers age-appropriate learning activities, materials, and play centers which encourage children to explore their environment and to learn and socialize in positive ways. Our facility understands the importance of outdoor play, and we have several outdoor play areas including a playground structures, riding toys, open play areas, community garden, and pools for summer use.  Swim instruction, art, music and dance, water and sand play and other adventures will allow your child to explore the world around us. 

Program Details

We accept children ages 8 weeks to 5 years old.

Our preschool is open to AJCC members and non-members. We welcome families from diverse backgrounds and faiths. 

For a tour of our facility, contact or (865) 963-8001 for an appointment.

To inquire about enrollment, email with your child's name and date of birth.


Application Form

Louise Lindsay

Meet Our New Preschool Director!

Louise is excited to become part of the AJCC preschool team.  She has spent the past eight years as Innovation Coach at The Knoxville Jewish Day School and as a Consultant with The National Urban Alliance for Effective Education.  Prior to that she worked as a teacher in Washington, DC, South Carolina, Virginia, and Massachusetts.  In her spare time, Louise enjoys walking, yoga, reading and traveling with her family (Lucas, Alex (13), and Eliza (16)).  

Louise has a deep commitment to cultivating learning spaces filled with curiosity and community through joy, play, and exploration.  She looks forward to supporting and learning with the preschool staff and to meeting all of the preschool families.




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