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Shelley Street Preschool

1619 Shelley St
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

(615) 410-3449


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teacher works in smaller groups for children who are struggling. Children who excel are sometimes paired with struggling students to facilitate peer teaching.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

My name is Jennifer Hosey and I run Shelley Street Preschool with my husband James. As a former elementary school teacher, I understand the importance of early learning on the future of a child.

In our home we are concerned with the impact we make on the environment. In addition to the kindergarten readiness skills we will be teaching, our program will also teach children the importance of recycling, eating locally grown foods, reusing what you can, and conserving energy.

A Typical Day

We are here for parents in search of high quality, yet affordable, childcare for their little one. We are a state licensed group home daycare, and we take great pride in showcasing our program.

We offer:

-Hours from 6:30am-5:30 pm

-Small ratios to allow more time with your child

-All natural menus consisting of locally grown foods, organic when available

-Beautiful, shady outdoor play area

-Extensive educational opportunites, including the Hooked on Phonics Preschool program covering math and language/reading concepts, environmental awareness, social skills, motor skills, and more!

-Art, Music, Dance

-Foreign Language

-Special visiting enrichment programs

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

There will be frequent check ups on each child's progress through formal evaluation as well as teacher observation. Parents will receive daily updates on their child's activities as well as weekly emails about what we are working on in class.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on