WOYC Provider Profile- Day 3

Shannon Murray, Sunshine Square Family Child Care Program, Smyrna, DE

Shannon Murray


Shannon Murray runs her family child care program with the belief that all children need to be prepared to reach their full potential. Her goal is to guide them using an “I Can” approach to learning. She is a Star Level 4 program and actively pursuing SL5 by participating in the Curriculum Pilot Program for TS Gold. She is a Delaware Stars Ambassador, allowing her to pass on her enthusiasm about participating in Delaware Stars to other providers and support their efforts to join Delaware Stars.
Shannon is a lifelong learner. She is enrolled in the TEACH program to earn her Associates Degree in Early Childhood. She has a strong belief in building her skills in the educational field and it shows in the quality of care she gives the children enrolled in her program. Shannon also believes in building a support system for providers, and with fellow provider Tonia Hurtt, facilitates a monthly “Providers Supporting Providers” Meeting, where information is shared and connections built among Family Child Care Providers in the community. Shannon sends every email with the following quote: “While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”