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Prospective Families

Ready to join our Temple Israel BKL ELC family? We would love to welcome you!

Inquiries and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis with utmost confidentiality.

Due to high demand, we offer first priority to currently-enrolled BKL ELC families and Temple Israel members, though we proudly welcome our entire community to apply.

An application is submitted with a non-refundable fee of $125 to secure your spot on our waitlist. While our classrooms may not have immediate availability, we proactively remain in touch with families to ensure a smooth transition into our school.

Interested in a conversation or tour? Call 901-937-2784 or email the bklfrontdesk@timemphis.org to get in touch.

*Please note that all children attending the BKL ELC must be immunized. We regularly collect current immunization records signed and submitted by the child’s physician.

We want to hear from you!

Please contact us with any questions by emailing the BKL ELC front desk at bklfrontdesk@timemphis.org or calling 901.937.2784.

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Hear What Others Have to Say

When searching for a preschool for our children, Barbara K Lipman stood out above the rest. In our search, we were prioritizing a caring staff, a strong curriculum, and daily learning of our Jewish faith. We have not been disappointed! Our children, ages 1 year and 3 years, are continuously developing new skills and knowledge both physically and mentally. It is easy to see how much our 3-year-old is learning, from reading and writing to singing holiday prayers in Hebrew. We appreciate the staff and love that our kids are so happy. I have full confidence that our kids are well taken care of each and every day.

Emily & Adam Saslawsky

From the moment we began our search for the right place for our daughter, we knew we wanted the best. That’s why we chose the Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center at Temple Israel. The exceptional faculty at the ELC have partnered with us as parents throughout each step of our daughter’s development. The faculty and staff at the ELC understand that a child’s early years are crucial, and they go above and beyond to create a nurturing environment where each child receives the individual attention and support they need to thrive. More than anything, we know that our daughter is loved by everyone at the ELC, and we have a supportive community surrounding us to give her a solid foundation. We are very thankful for the ELC!

Jennifer & Daniel Allen

The Barbara K Lipman Early Learning Center has been an invaluable experience for our family. Our daughters, aged 1 and 4, have thrived in its nurturing and enriching Jewish preschool environment. The staff’s dedication to their growth and development is truly commendable. The school’s focus on both education and Jewish values has left a lasting, positive impact on our family. We wholeheartedly recommend this center to any parent seeking a loving and supportive preschool for their children.

Leigh & Jeremy Less

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