- Play based program with hands on learning
- Mixed age groups
- Organic snacks
- Low teacher-child ratios
- Maximum of 18 children a day
- Pre-K Program/Kindergarten Readiness
Philosophy & Mission
Little Oak Nursery School will provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment for all children. We believe in building successes of young children and we recognize the uniqueness of each child. The program is a developmentally appropriate play based program that emphasizes social development and hands on learning. Children at Little Oak Nursery School will be provided with many opportunities for exploration and hands on experiences and they will gain skills and knowledge to make their own choices and become an active member within a group. Parents and teachers will work together to build a strong relationship between the families and the school.
August- The first day of the school year is in mid-August and will closely coincide with the Napa School District schedule.
September– School is closed for Labor Day.
November– School is closed for Veterans Day. School is closed for three days for Thanksgiving break.
December– School is closed for one week for a Holiday Break.
January– School is closed for New Years Day. School is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
February– School is closed for Presidents Day.
March/April– School is closed for one week for Spring Break (will coincide with the Napa School District break).
May– School is closed for Memorial Day.
June– The last Friday in June is the last day of our regular school year.
July– School is closed for summer break.
Little Oak Nursery School Personnel
The staff at Little Oak Nursery School is carefully selected to ensure that the licensing standards are met and that the educational and philosophical background of the staff member meets the needs of the children and the facility. All staff will have appropriate Early Childhood Education training.
Megan Burns, Owner/Director:
Welcome families! My name is Megan Burns and I am the owner/director of Little Oak Nursery School. I started working with children in 1995. I have worked with children of all ages from infants to school age and have worked as both a teacher and a private nanny in the Napa Valley.
I come from a line of Early Childhood Educators and as a result I grew up in an early childhood environment. My parents met in 1971 when they both worked for schools in Napa. My Mom had a family childcare business in our home from 1975 to 1984. She then worked as both a preschool teacher and child care center director until she starting working for a local non-profit agency that serves children and their families in 1999. My sister is also a preschool teacher and has worked with children for more than two decades.
I am a fully qualified Teacher and Director with the State of California. I am registered with TrustLine and CPR and First Aid certified. If you have any questions about my background, education or early childhood philosophies, please don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to working with you and your children.
Heather Savage, Head Teacher:
Hello, my name is Heather Savage. I started babysitting at the age of eleven and I knew then that I was going to work with children. I spent my summers as a young girl working in family day care and I just loved it. I studied Early Childhood Education at Napa Valley College. I am teacher qualified and CPR and First Aid certified.
Marrying my husband Dennis brought me to Napa. We have two wonderful daughters Emma and Ellie and we really enjoy watching them grow into the amazing people they are. Working at Little Oak is great. The children make going to work such a joy!