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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.

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Welcome

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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Accreditation

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

Cooking

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.

Music

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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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:
    1/28/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    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!

    Education:
    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:
    5/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Education:
    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:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    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:
    2/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 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:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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.

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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.

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