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About Us

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Mission and Philosophy

The mission of Avenue Preschool is to provide a nurturing, high quality early education experience that focuses on the whole child.


Our goal is to support each child’s unique abilities, while offering a program that enhances each child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.

Our program offers an inclusive environment, and welcomes children of diverse backgrounds. We strive to make necessary accommodations to enhance each child’s opportunity for learning. ​


Avenue Preschool is located in the educational wing of Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, DE.  We have a secure, locked facility equipped with a buzz-in system and video monitoring.  Our classrooms are bright, spacious and cheerful.  Staff members have access to a multitude of resources and efficiently arranged workroom/planning areas. 


Our outside play space consists of a large, cushioned, fenced-in playground with age-appropriate play equipment, covered gazebo and a separate fenced-in hard surface area for riding and ball-play. 

Avenue Preschool Board Members

It takes a lot of people to make Avenue Preschool as wonderful as it is.


In addition to Pastor Steve LaMotte, Church Secretary Kelley Hudson, Custodian Curtis Griffith, and the Avenue United Methodist Church Trustees, we also have our Board Members listed below. 


Dan Rothermel--APS Board Co-President

Garrett Grier--APS Board Co-President

Janelle Layton--APS Board Secretary

Steve LaMotte--Lead Pastor of Avenue United Methodist Church

Lara Lee

Laurie Moorman

Christy Stevenson

Kristin Conway

Paula Yeich, APS Director

Andrea Prettyman, APS Business Manager

Why Avenue Preschool?

Here are some comments from Avenue Preschool family surveys about why our families chose Avenue Preschool.​

  • "My daughter is learning so much this year, and we love her teacher!" ~Kimberly A.

  • "Both my children attended Avenue Preschool and both absolutely loved it. Avenue is the best." ~Colby J.

  • "They always make the parents feel so welcomed." ~Allison C.

  • "I went as a child and it still carries an upstanding reputation."

  • "Long history and EXCELLENT reputation and recognition by the state as an outstanding preschool."

  • "Well-known in community"

  • "Highly recommended by others"

  • "I heard nothing but good things about the school!"

  • ​"We are thrilled with the progress our child has made in his first year with Avenue. We look forward to another positive year for him as he prepares for Kindergarten."

  • "The teachers and assistants have been wonderful-doing an exceptional job with the children! It has been our utmost pleasure to be able to join you this past year."

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