• 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 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!

    • Beth Nash
      Assistant Director

      My name is Beth Nash, mother of two and a Little Footprints teacher since 2016. After spending the last several years teaching the 2 year old class, I am excited to step into the role of Assistant Director. I enjoy working with children, especially at the preschool level, to ensure they have the care and support they need as they begin their educational experience. It is a real joy and very rewarding to watch them grow and develop on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing your precious children with us!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Kristen Galardi
      Teacher-2 Year Old Class

      Kristen joined Little Footprints as a teacher’s assistant in 2021. She has two children and multiple pets. Kristen has her MMEd from Gordon College in Massachusetts. She has served as a music specialist before raising her daughters. Kristen plays trumpet professionally and enjoys creating music that celebrates the glory of God. She is looking forward to serving out her love for God and passion for teaching with the children at Little Footprints.

    • 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.

    • Elona Pendell
      Assistant Teacher-4 Day Four Year Old Class

      My name is Elona Pendell and I am pleased to be able to help out at Little Footprints Learning Center as an assistant in the 4 year old class.

      I have experience teaching in public schools as well as directing and teaching in preschools. I am happy to help families and enjoy the children. Along with helping with the academic program I will be reminding the children that God loves them and made them very special.

    • Meredith Giegerich
      Assistant Teacher-2 Year Old Class

      Hi, my name is Meredith Giegerich and I am a senior at Rutgers University studying Linguistics/Speech and Hearing Sciences. I hope to be in Graduate school for Speech-Language Pathology next year. I went to Little Footprints many, many years ago and I couldn’t be happier to be back and working with your kids! I am committed to loving and teaching your kids the way Jesus would.

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