Shining Stars

2-year olds | Mon—Thurs

Ms. Samantha & Ms. Alexis

Welcome to the Shining Stars!

Classroom Philosophy

In our classroom, we strongly believe children retain what they learn through hands on curriculum and interactive teaching. You will see your child grow socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. At two, we encourage them to become more independent but also let them know that Lexi and I are here to help guide and comfort them as they need us. During the year we will explore through sensory, cognitive, language, and social activities. Each child is unique and gifted and we are prepared to help them shine brightly!

Daily Schedule


9:00 – 9:45 

Free Choice Centers & Table Activities






Outside Play



Diapers/Bathroom Break 



Morning Circle, Weather, Songs, Group Activity, Movement



Guided Centers 






Story Time/Goodbye Circle  



Parent Pickup


Our Teachers


Samantha Jakubowski

Hi, I’m Samantha Jakubowski, everyone calls me Sam. My husband and I have been married 19 years and god has blessed us with two beautiful girls Khloie 11, Loreli 3 and a golden doodle named Roxy. We love to kayak, go hiking, take walks around the neighborhood and go to Dollywood parks together. I have been teaching preschool in the twos class for over 5 years and took a break from teaching after Loreli was born. I am super excited to be a part of Nativity preschool. I am looking forward to teaching and watching your little ones grow during the school year.


Alexis Heatherly

This is my first year at Nativity, and I could not be more excited to be a part of this community! I am currently enrolled in a dual – licensure program for Elementary Education and Special Education from Western Governors University. I have lots of experience working with children including babysitting my 2, 5, and 7 year old siblings, being the childcare provider at a local church, and being a Teacher’s Assistant at other preschools. I have lived in Hendersonville, NC since I was born and enjoy hiking, running, camping, reading, and spending time with my friends and family. I have lots of animals, including 3 dogs, 3 cats, a parrot, chickens, ducks, and a mini Juliana pig!