Oak Grove UMC Christian School

Oak Grove UMC Christian School

About Us

We are very proud of our program which has been in existence since 1982. We are a Quality Rated center.  

Barbara Naish has directed our program since 1993. She has over thirty years’ experience in childcare including teaching, training teachers, and administering programs. Barbara’s degree is in Child Development with Master’s level study in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration. She has worked as a NAEYC Validator, DHR Trainer, and Early Childhood Consultant. Barbara was a National Finalist in 2001 for Scholastic Director of the Year.


Children at Oak Grove UMC Christian School are given daily opportunities to use age-appropriate materials and resources to create, build, imagine, and explore. Our philosophy focuses on developing positive self-esteem and independence. Children are encouraged to try new ideas and learn from their mistakes. They learn to work together cooperatively side by side. 

We believe that children learn best by doing. Our experienced and well-trained teachers provide the opportunity and environment for this learning. Our low child-teacher ratios make interactions between children and caregivers individualized and meaningful. Oak Grove Christian School is a place where children and adults are loved and valued as unique individuals. 

You can see it in our smiles!