Footprints Preschool Program

Our Guiding Principles

It is the belief of Footprints Preschool of Mount Olive Presbyterian Church that children grow and flourish when they are in a nurturing and loving environment. The goal of our program is to provide a safe, stimulating and creative setting that will promote growth in all areas of a child’s development. We seek to enhance each child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth through activities and experiences designed to meet his/her specific needs. Our guiding principles are those of the Christian faith and the love that Jesus exemplifies will be extended to all children.

Our Program

Our preschool serves children ages 2­6 who live in the Mount Olive area. Children must be potty trained (or almost there) and in underwear daily. Children are grouped into two classes. The 2/3 year old class is comprised of a maximum of 5 children with one teacher. The 4/6 year old class is comprised of a maximum of 10 children with one teacher. When necessary, children may also be placed in the class that is most appropriate to their level of ability, if age isn’t the determining factor. During the three hour preschool day the children will be engaged in activities that reflect a pre­selected theme. A variety of learning experiences will be provided that include but are not limited to: large and small group interaction, Bible time, music and movement, creative expression, life skills, chapel time, story time, show and tell, arts and crafts, and outdoor play. All activities are under the guidance of highly qualified staff who have a firm understanding of early childhood development and education.

We believe family involvement is of utmost importance to the growth and development of children in school settings. We encourage family participation and extend an open invitation to families to become involved in daily activities. Open communication between families and the staff is vital to the preschool experience. Please contact the teacher and/or director if there are any concerns or suggestions.

At Footprints Preschool, our goal is not only to enhance a child’s life through learning, but also through socialization. Our primary focus is on modeling and teaching appropriate social skills, in addition to preparing children academically. Children are gifts from God, and we seek to give them an experience that will be a blessing to them as well as their families. All pre­academic activities will be offered in a manner that is age­appropriate and fun.