Since 1979, Sheila Johnson has owned and directed Johnson’s Day Care & Cradle Care. Composed of dedicated staff and teachers, we are willing to give our time, talents, and enthusiasm to ensure our center is fiscally sound and maintains the industry’s highest standards. For over 40 years, we have provided an inclusive and fun learning environment for children throughout Muscle Shoals and beyond!
Owner & Director
In 1970, I opened my first preschool for small children. I taught the class three mornings each week during the school year. I immensely enjoyed working with young children and families. In late 1978, I realized that my community would benefit from a small State licensed early care and education center. My first center was on Mulberry Street in Tuscumbia. Then in 1984, I expanded to Muscle Shoals to become the first licensed center located in the growing city. At that time, Ann Basden and Ellen Stell decided to add a second Cradle Care for infants and toddlers to the center. I have 51 years of experience in young children’s early care and education.
“Every day, I wake up ready for work. I have learned so much from the kids I have met and cared for. This job is how I discovered that I wanted to be a foster parent. I have truly gained a family here. Sheila is a wonderful boss, woman, and lifelong friend.”
“Thank you so much for blessing me with the opportunity to work at Johnson’s Day Care & Cradle Care. I believe I speak for everyone when I say we are extremely blessed to have you, Sheila, in our lives. Your unconditional love and support are so special to each of us. Your guidance and hard work has truly inspired me and have shaped me into becoming the young woman I am today.”
“Mrs. Sheila, thank you for allowing me to work in the same facility that cared for my siblings and me. This building and its employees have a special place in my heart. Working with children has always been a dream of mine, and thanks to you, I have the opportunity to see the children I care for learn and grow each day.”
“Thank you for allowing me to work at your daycare. This job is like none other and has blessed me with lifelong relationships. This has been the best job I have ever had, and I realized that I love working with kids! The children here have a special place in my heart!”
Johnsons Day Care & Cradle Care
500 W State Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL, 35661
Monday-Friday: 5:30 AM- 6 PM
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