Little Angels

15 – 24 mo. | Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs, Mon—Thurs (limited space)

Ms. Heather & Ms. Rhonda

Our focus is on building a strong foundation for success by helping our students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Classroom Philosophy

Our goal is to build a social and emotional connection to the children to help with their development. This is accomplished by letting the children play! As teachers, we create an environment where students feel loved, safe, and can explore and learn every day. Our classroom motto is:  BE KIND… BE SAFE… AND BE HAPPY!  

Daily Schedule

Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs, Mon—Thurs (limited space)

Free Play/Craft

Music (W)

Chapel (T)


Craft/Diaper Change

Playground or Big Room

Free Play


Reading/Sensory Table


Diaper Change


Our Teachers


Heather Shrader

My name is Heather Shrader, and I have been married since 1999 to a wonderful man named Patrick. I have 3 wonderful children: Claire, Donald, and Reese. I grew up in  Roanoke, VA and moved to Asheville in 2000. We moved to Hendersonville in 2001. We love the area and like to go river walking. We have a dog named Chippy. I love to read, run, and drive my children to all of their various activities. My kids went to Nativity Preschool from August 2002 to May 2010. I started subbing in January 2012 and was the assistant in the Little Angels for two years. This is my eighth year as the lead teacher and I’m very excited to be teaching here.


Rhonda Barron

I have been at NPK since 2016, first as a substitute and the next year became the assistant in the Little Angels class.  I have also helped with summer camp and assisted with other classes over the years. This truly is a happy place for me!  I am happily married and am blessed with two grown children. I love living in the mountains, working on home projects and being outdoors. I am looking forward to another year of fun, love, laughter, music, art, learning, sharing and discovering together!