• Welcome!

    Welcome to the Little Footprints Learning Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

    Little Footprints Learning Center is a ministry of Millington Baptist Church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. We offer a safe, nurturing preschool for 2 ½ to 5 year old children. We strive to provide a quality education in a loving Christian environment and invite you to browse our website to learn more about our program. If you have any questions or wish to have a tour of our facility, feel free to contact us.

    • Our Mission

      Little Footprints Learning Center, as a ministry of MBC, exists to nurture a love for learning in the children; Learn More >

    • Our Core Values

      We are committed to help all children reach their potential by teaching a strong, academic curriculum. Learn More >

    • Our Philosophy

      Little Footprints Learning Center is based on the belief that all children are a gift from God with unique God-given talents. Learn More >

    • Morning Classes

      We offer a variety of programs to enable you to choose the schedule that best meets your child’s needs. Learn More >

    • I cannot say enough about Little Footprints and how the school and people have been such a blessing to my children and me.

      Titus and Addison's Mom
    • The Little Footprints staff educates with knowledge, compassion and kindness.

      Caralina's Mom
    • When I leave my son at Little Footprints, I know he is being cared for by a staff who genuinely love him and only want the best for him.

      Luke’s Mom
  • Meet Our Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Kathy Dolbier
      Director

      Kathy joined Little Footprints as Director in July, 2016. She is a graduate of the State College of New Jersey with a BS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and has been a teacher in the New Jersey and Florida Public Schools as well as the Director of KinderC.A.P. Preschool for over twenty years. She is the author of a Christian devotional entitled, One Woman’s Journey, and is the creator of the Christian Alphabet People Program. She is a mother of four grown children and a proud grandmother of six! It is her passion to touch the next generation for Christ and she is so excited to be a part of the wonderful ministry of Little Footprints!

    • Kate Clarke
      Lead Teacher - 4 Yr Old Class

      Kate joined Little Footprints in 2003 as a lead teacher. She holds Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials and has over 20 years of teaching experience. Her desire is to instill a love of learning in children and tangibly demonstrate God’s love for them.

    • Nancy Rossman
      Assistant Teacher

      Nancy joined Little Footprints in 1995 as an assistant teacher. She has a wealth of experience teaching and leading children’s classes in the nonprofit sector. An avid reader in her personal time, Nancy is committed to instilling a love of reading and learning into the lives of young children.

    • Laura White
      Lead Teacher - 3 Yr Old Class

      Laura joined Little Footprints in 2009 as a lead teacher. She is a graduate of The University of Florida with a B.S. in Education. With over eight years of teaching experience, Laura has a proven ability to enable each child to flourish within a fun and positive learning environment.

    • Marge Watkins
      Assistant Teacher - 4 Yr Old Class

      Marge has rejoined Little Footprints as an assistant in the four year old class.  She has over twenty years experience working with preschoolers, having gained most of that experience at Little Footprints!  She enjoys helping children learn new skills, reading to them and playing games with them.  In her spare time, Marge enjoys reading and visiting historic homes.

    • Elona Pendell
      3-Day Three Year Old Class Teacher

      My name is Elona Pendell and I am pleased to be able to help out at Little Footprints Learning Center by being one of the 3 year old teachers.

      I have experience teaching in public schools as well as directing and teaching in preschools.

      During this time of the pandemic I’m happy to help families and enjoy the children. Along with the academic part of our program I will be teaching the children that God made them special and loves them. When they look in the mirror I want them to remember they will see someone special…made and loved by God.

    • Linda Monticello
      4-Day Three Year Old Class Assistant
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