I love this daycare! The teachers, Ms. Nika and Ms. Emerald, are two of the best teachers ever! This is my granddaughter’s first daycare experience and she loves it!
We currently have both of our daughters attending and couldn’t be happier with the progress we see in both of them. It feels like everyday they come home and we witness a new milestone in their development. The teachers and administrators are caring and attentive with a strong emphasis on communication with us. This is the third school we had our now 5 year old in and it is night and day from the others she attended. We highly recommend!!!
If you are considering Gateway Academy (especially the center in Ballantyne NC) I can confidently tell you to look no further. My husband and I relocated to Ballantyne this past December, and I began the arduous task of researching daycare options for our 2 1/2 year old son. Gateway was the 4th center I called, but their warm response and personal care right from the start gave me the feeling that they were the right place for us. I was put directly on the line with Sarah, the director. She answered all of my questions, took the time to review the direction and philosophy of the center, and encouraged me to come see the center as soon as possible. The visit only sealed the deal. Now pregnant with our second child, my husband and I discussed the possibility of me staying home after our little girl was born. However after talking it over, we both knew that Gateway was a great place for both children, and I can confidently say that I know they will both benefit greatly from the staff and environment at Gateway. Finally, I have to sing the praises of the staff themselves. My son had alot of trouble at the daycare he had been to prior to Gateway. Always had meltdowns when we dropped him off. Now he LOVES going to school. His teachers have really made him feel loved. In fact, he speaks about his favorite teacher Johana often on the car ride home. She is truly an amazing teacher, who not only praises him and cares for him- but she shares his progress, wins and losses, and overall development with us on a daily basis. Having an amazing teacher like Johana has done wonders for his speech (he was alittle behind his age group before joining Gateway, but is right there with his classmates now) and he has a new confidence that is beautiful to see.
Gateway has been great for my family! They are very flexible and responsive to parent requests. I love the spacious and clean facility and my children love the teachers! They also have fun additional events like summer bbq’s and dances.