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Thu, May 20


Ijams Nature Center - Miller Building

Ijams Nature Preschool & Play Club In-Person Open House

Learn how your child age 3-5 could enjoy outdoor exploration and adventures while they develop critical thinking, problem-solving, social skills and more at the full-time preschool and part-time play club!

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Ijams Nature Preschool & Play Club In-Person Open House
Ijams Nature Preschool & Play Club In-Person Open House

Time & Location

May 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ijams Nature Center - Miller Building, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Geared toward: Adults with children ages 3-5 years

Join Ijams Nature Center for an In-Person Open House to learn more about the full-time Ijams Nature Preschool and the part-time Ijams Nature Play Club!

The Open House will be held at the Miller Education Building at Ijams Nature Center. All in-person events follow COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure everyone's safety. Drop-ins are welcome; however, by registering for this event, the Ijams Nature Preschool/Play Club team will be able to send you any important updates/details prior to the event.

Details about Ijams Early Learning Programs 

Ijams Nature Preschool: Classes start Monday, Aug. 9. The Ijams Nature Preschool meets Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and focuses on child-led, age-appropriate, experiential learning. Children spend more than 50% of their time outdoors.

Ijams Nature Play Club: This part-time program follows the same model for ages 3-5, but is 100% outdoors. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. starting Aug. 10.

Both programs blend traditional education standards with the opportunity to learn about and explore the natural world. Children spend the majority of their time outdoors, where they learn through play, discovery and inquiry. Activities focus on sensory experiences with live animals, natural objects, artifacts, and art materials.

These programs encourage curiosity, cognitive growth, and motor skills through unstructured, child-led outdoor adventures. Children build problem-solving, math, and engineering skills through hands-on experiences, and cultivate social skills through group play and opportunities for cooperative learning.

For more information about the Ijams Nature Preschool and Ijams Nature Play Club, visit or Additional questions may be directed to Administrator Leslee Moore at 865-679-5491 or email

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