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Gateway Academy Ballantyne
in Charlotte, North Carolina

Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

We are pleased to announce that Gateway Academy is changing its name to
Cadence Academy Preschool, Ballantyne!

To celebrate our new name, we are inviting you to our Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Saturday, December 14th from 10am – 12pm.

Open house activities include: Samaritan’s Feet kick-off & ribbon cutting ceremony, special guest appearance by Santa Claus, Mr. Nigel Music, face painting, petting zoo, games & prizes, create your own ornament, and cookie decorating. Capture the moment in our Kindness Begins With Me Photo Booth. Food & refreshments provided.

About Our School

If you’re looking for daycare services for your infant or preschool programs that are proven to prepare young children for success in elementary school, you’ve come to the right place!

The nurturing teachers and skill-based curriculum offered at Gateway Academy Child Development Centers, Ballantyne work together to create a series of educational experiences that help children reach important developmental milestones within 9 different subject areas. Our Ascend Curriculum starts in our Infant and Toddler classrooms and we progressively build skill sets throughout all of our preschool programs so our students feel ready and confident when they start kindergarten.

Our Preschool’s Programs

5 Star Rating

The Great Seal of the State of North CarolinaThe state of North Carolina recognizes that choosing quality child care is one of the most important decisions a parent makes and started issuing star rated licenses to eligible daycare centers and child care facilities in September 2000. Facilities are evaluated on program standards and staff education and Gateway Academy Ballantyne is proud to have a Five Star Center License, which is the state’s highest rating.

Ascend Curriculum

Ascend Curriculum LogoOur Ascend Curriculum enables teachers to individualize instruction to accommodate the interests and learning styles of each child and ensures that your child is engaged, supported, and challenged at every stage of their development. Each month, our teachers focus on developing age-appropriate skills in areas such as Literacy, Language, Creative Expression, and Physical Fitness.

The Ascend Curriculum recognizes that young children need much more than academic development in their first educational experiences and takes a balanced approach that allows us to focus on the social, emotional, creative, and physical development of your child too.

Getting to Our Preschool

There are six Gateway Academy Child Development Centers in Charlotte, NC and Gateway Academy Ballantyne is one of three schools located in South Charlotte. We’re happy to call the neighborhood of Ballantyne home and our preschool center is less than a mile west of US 521 at the northeast corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Ballantyne Meadows Drive. Our street address is 14325 Ballantyne Meadows Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277.

Need before or after school care for your elementary school student? We offer transportation to and from Ballantyne Elementary, Endhaven Elementary, and Pineville Elementary, which is in nearby Pineville, VA.



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Address & Directions

14325 Ballantyne Meadows Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
Ballantyne Meadows Dr. & Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:30pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC