Footsteps Preschool

Help start your child's educational journey with Footsteps Preschool!  Accepting children ages two through five, the preschool provides a nuturing and fun environment for children to develop social and educational skills.

Footsteps offers a unique "Center" approach to learning.  Materials are designed for a particilar center. Children are encouraged to bring or move items from one center to another for creative play.

Individual Needs

At Avery Footsteps Preschool we believe in a balanced program between student choice activities and group activities, academic and social skills as well as fine and large motor skills.

One of the goals of Footsteps Preschool is to prepare the child for elementary school by accommodating each child's individual needs, learning styles, interests, experiences and development levels.

The child should progress to make decisions, follow instructions, follow a routine, transition to activities when required and participate in group activities.  

Classes Offered

Our maximum class size is 12 students with 2 instructors.

3 - 5 Year Olds

  •   Attend Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  •   8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  •   $145 per month

2 Year Olds

  •   Attend on Tuesdays
  •   8:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  •   $50 per month

Parental Involvement

Research shows that children perform at higher levels socially and academically with parent participation.

Our program is designed with teachers and parents as active partners for children's development.  We have an open door policy.  Parents are welcome.

Take home activities are completed on a voluntary basis.  Take home activities will be short and simple, requiring a small amount of time between two and fifteen minutes.  This is another way for parents to be involved with their child's learning.

Conferences are scheduled to accommodate parent and teacher schedules.  These conferences discuss the assessment and evaluations made by the teachers and the parent(s).  Conferences can be requested at any time either over the telephone or in person (preferred).

Individual Notebooks

For students enrolled in the 3 - 5 year old class, each will have their own notebook that will become their folder of progress.  Notebooks will be sent home on a monthly basis and provide a great avenue for review and parent/child communication.

Inclement Weather Closings

Footsteps Preschool will be closed when Monongalia County Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Daily Schedule

8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.      Center Time (individual choice)

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.      Story Time

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.    Small Group Activities (special art projects, writing, games, skill games)

10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.  Large Group

10:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Clean Up

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Snack Time (great social time)

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  Ouside/Ball Play or Large Muscle Skills