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)

9:00 – 9:30

Free Play/Craft


9:10 – 9:25

Music (W)


9:30 – 9:45

Chapel (W,TH)


9:50 – 10:05


10:05 – 10:20

Craft/Diaper Change


10:20 – 11:00

Playground or Big Room


11:00 – 11:30

Free Play


11:05 – 11:25

Music (T)

11:30 – 11:50

Reading/Sensory Table





12:15 – 12:30

Diaper Change




M/W children have music and chapel on Wednesdays.
Tu/Th children have music on Tuesdays and chapel on Thursdays

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 fifth year as the lead teacher and I’m very excited to be teaching here.


Rhonda Barron

I am so excited to begin my 2nd year with the Little Angels! This is truly a happy place for me. My background is in business but I have spent many years working with children through church and as a school volunteer. My husband & I have two children, our son is 24 and our daughter is 13. We have lived in the Mills River/Horse Shoe area for 10 years. I am looking forward to another year of fun, love, laughter, music, art, learning and discovering together!