• 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

      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 ten! 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.

    • Danielle Arrieta
      Lead Teacher, 2's

      Danielle joined the Little Footprints staff in January of 2023 as the Lead Teacher for the 2’s class. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Monmouth University and an M.ED. from Rutgers University. For the past 3 years, Danielle has been a full-time mommy to her two daughters and is eager to spread her love for God’s children beyond her home and into the classroom at Little Footprints.

    • Laura White
      Teacher-3 Day Three Year 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 - 3-Day Three Year Old Class

      Marge joined Little Footprints in 1995 as an assistant teacher. With a broad background in children’s programs in the nonprofit sector, Marge is committed to helping children grow in every facet of their development.

    • Kelly Davis
      Assistant Teacher - 4/5 Year Old Class

      My name is Kelly Davis and I am new to the Little Footprints family. I have my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Kean University and started my masters in education, completing phase 1 of the New Pathways to Teaching program. I’ve been a stay at home mom for the past 12 years to my two boys, ages 9 and 12. Before becoming a mother I was a nanny to two little girls and a substitute teacher, having a long term job in kindergarten. I love working with children and enjoy cultivating the love of learning. My desire is to create a safe, loving and fun learning environment that supports each child’s social and emotional development.

    • Debbie Masin
      Assistant Teacher - 2 Year Old Class

      Debbie joined the teaching staff at Little Footprints January 2023. She graduated from The College of New Jersey and holds a degree in Nursing. For the past 24 years she has worked in the field of child psychology. She has also been a substitute teacher in the public school system and was a youth leader for 11 years. Debbie has one son and two granddaughters she delights in. She loves working with children and introducing them to God’s love.

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