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Sloan Street KinderCare

Michelle Jones, Center Director

1239 Sloan St. Murfreesboro TN 37130
(615) 890-7488 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEARS

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We do not currently bus to any schools at this time. We do have a school age program that runs when school is closed for any reason and all summer long.

Our center is located just seconds away from Middle Tennessee State University, which allows for convenient childcare for all ages of parents. We are also a 3 STAR and NAC Accredited Center.


Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center of Murfreesboro. Here at our center we strive to assist children in succeeding within each academic area at their own rate. Diversity is a large part of our goal, and we encourage individuality and independence throughout each of our classrooms. We are dedicated to helping your child grow and learn in an educational environment.

Michelle Jones, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Teachers & Staff

The staff here at KinderCare is one of a kind. We have over 40 years of combined experience working with and teaching young children. Each member is CPR and First Aid certified. We have various ages of staff members, which allows for continuous ideas on techniques to teach children.

  • Michelle Jones

    Michelle Jones, Center Director

    God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress.

    Marsha Kuilan is the Center Director at the Murfreesboro KinderCare. She has been with KinderCare since 2001, and she loves it! She loves children and working with them to see them grow and learn on a daily basis. Marsha has three children of her own and five grandchildren. She is currently completing her Child Development Associate's credential, which has helped teach her new things about early childhood education. She has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in Early Childhood Education from Herbert H. Lehman College in Bronx, New York.

    Previous Experience:
    Marsha has previous experience working at the Learning Tree in Bronx, New York and at the Young Hopefuls of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Kelly has been with KinderCare for almost two decades! She has gotten great experience being able to work with every age group during her time her, but she is now trying her hand again with the terrific toddlers. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, and is pursuing her Child Development Associate's credential to further her knowledge and skill. She finds the joy of working with children is that it never feels like a job, and every day feels new and different. It is truly Ms. Kelly's pleasure helping your child's growth and development!

    Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, pursuing Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Shanice

    Ms. Shanice, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Shanice is orginally from Franklin, Tennessee but is currently living in Murfreesboro where she is enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University. She is a junior studying Child Development and Family Studies. She has been working with KinderCare since May 2011, and loves working with kids. Ms. Shanice finds it a joy watching kids learn and grow.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Human Services.
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Discovery Preschool Classroom, Staff Trainer

    Ms. Angela loves working with children, and has done so for most of her life. She is married and has two girls named Amber and Raivan. Ms. Angela has worked with KinderCare for 14 years off-and-on. She has also worked with all age groups.

  • Ms. Rashayla

    Ms. Rashayla, Preschool Classroom and Support Staff

    Ms. Rashayla is from Nashville but recently moved to Murfreesboro where she attends Middle Tennessee State University. She is majoring in Nursing with the hopes of becoming a Nurse Practitioner one day. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, hanging with friends, and overall just having a good time. With children everyday is a new adventure.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Pursuing Degree in Nursing
  • Ms. Chenietthna

    Ms. Chenietthna, Preschool Classroom, Health and Safety Coordinator

    Ms. Chenietthna has been with KinderCare since February 2005. She is a mother of five children and is happily married. She enjoys church and singing in the shower. She also loves working with children.

    Year Started:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Priscilla

    Ms. Priscilla, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Priscilla has been working with children for over 14 years. She loves working with kids, and she loves watching them grow. Her goal as a teacher is to make sure that each child has a safe and good time while at school.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center features a keypad entry in the foyer, fenced playgrounds around the whole center, and a complete staff team that is CPR and First Aid certified.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I have been bringing both of my children to this KinderCare for 10 years now, and there is no better place I would take them. Here I know that all the teachers make sure that my children are number one. I know that my children have been loved and cared in the best possible way.

- Mother

I have two children in KinderCare Murfreesboro. Their teachers keep them fully engaged in their activities and they've learned so much there! My son will have a successful start to Kindergarten next year thanks to KinderCare!

- Mother

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Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.

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