Sat, Feb 27 | Ijams Nature Center - Miller Building

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

Join us to learn more about how Ijams Nature Preschool programs encourages curiosity, develops critical thinking, builds problem-solving, and cultivates social skills through hands-on experiences through unstructured, child-led outdoor adventures!
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In-Person Open House: Ijams Nature Preschool & Ijams Nature Play Club

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ijams Nature Center - Miller Building, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Geared towards: Adults with children ages 3-5 years

Event Description: 

Ijams Nature Center is hosting an In-Person Open House for families interested in learning more about the full-time Ijams Nature Preschool and the new part-time Ijams Nature Play Club.

Event Location: 

The Open House will be held at the Miller Education Building at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920. 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.

More Information about our 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 ages 3-5 spend more than 50% of their time outdoors.

Ijams Nature Play Club: This new program follows the same model for ages 3-5, but is 100% outdoors. Classes meet Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ijams may add a Tuesday/Thursday session if the Monday/Wednesday program fills and there is enough interest.

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.

The 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 ijams.org/nature-preschool or ijams.org/nature-play-club. Additional questions may be directed to Administrator Leslee Moore at 865-679-5491 or email preschool@ijams.org.

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