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The center is sparkling clean, cheerful and bright and each member of the staff was so warm and friendly, not to mention professional and competent. I am so thankful that my grandson is in such good hands. My son and my daughter-in-law couldn’t have chosen a better daycare facility for their son. If you live in the area and need a place to care for your child, look no further.

Samantha Davis

This has been my first experience trusting my children with anyone other than Grandma, and Miss Annie and the Gateway staff has been so helpful and understanding every step of the way. I have a baby girl and a 2.5 year old son, and they are happy when I come pick them up. My son’s teacher told me yesterday how much she loves her job and getting to work with kids, and that just reassured me so much! When I went to get registered, the children of all ages and their parents were all happy and smiling, and the director and staff were smiling, too. There are also many regulations in place to keep our children clean – like handwashing, wearing booties into the infant rooms, not bringing food from home, etc. I felt at ease leaving my children here while I work, which is the highest compliment you can give a child development center!

Annette Byrum 5 stars - Excellent

Great school and great teachers and staff

Tameka 5 stars - Excellent

My son attended Gateway Academy at Northlake for approximately two years. He transitioned from a home daycare setting and had a difficult time initially;  crying and clinging to me each morning when dropping  him off. This lasted for weeks, but the discomfort and uneasiness that he felt from being faced with new surroundings and new schedules and faces was met with so much patience and understanding by his teacher, Ms. Lisa, at that time. She had subtle ways of getting his attention off of me each morning as I left the facility and every time that I witnessed how great she was with calming my son down, I felt thankful that I’d chosen Gateway Northlake as our childcare provider.

My son ended his time at the center in the Pre-K classroom with Ms. Ashley. She exceeded my expectations; working with each child individually to ensure they were where they should be for kindergarten, providing feedback on progress in different academic and social areas, being super patient with seemingly little effort  (which I observed on numerous occasions while picking my son up), being consistent in attitude and disciplinary measures in regards to keeping a safe and comfortable learning environment, having fun WITH them through learning, and the list continues.  My son would even come home and call ME ‘Ms. Ashley’ instead of mommy! I never got offended, but took it as a testament of how great of an impact she had on him. 🙂 I am so very grateful that my son was privileged enough to have attended Gateway at Northlake and even more appreciative of thoughtful and caring staff like Ms. Ashley.

Thanks to you all (director-Ms. Wanda, assistant director-Ms. Shardae, and all of the other front desk staff and teachers that we’ve interacted with and were touched/impacted by) for giving us a pleasant experience at Gateway-Northlake. My son will have warm memories as he embarks on his elementary school journey.   ❤

Warm Regards,
The Graham Fam! ?

The Graham Fam 5 stars - Excellent

If you are looking for outstanding child care, Gateway Academy at Northlake is for you and your child.

Adriane Green 5 stars - Excellent

This daycare is amazing!! I’m so happy we found this daycare for my daughter. The events and celebrations for the parents and children is one of the things I like most about this daycare. The children stay active and engaged everyday!!!

Alita Sharpe 5 stars - Excellent

My boys have been attending since the school open. It’s a great school and when I have a issue or just a general questions, they get it done. I love the location and Mrs.Flow/Mrs.Lisa are the best. Mrs. Wanda and Mrs.Sharday are awesome in the front.

Brittany Fewell 5 stars - Excellent

My family is blessed to have had our girls enrolled at Gateway Academy. Our first child was there from the age of 6 months until preschool graduation. She is now in second grade and is still greeted with smiles and hugs, as if she hadn’t left. Our youngest daughter is now in the toddler room, and we enjoy seeing all of the life building skills she is learning everyday.

Gateway is top of the line in child care! They have taught our girls with professionalism, enthusiasm, and best of all…love! Gateway provides children with the early skills necessary for success in grade school. Our second grader has earned high marks in math and reading while in grade school, and we are sure that the teachers at Gateway are a huge reason for this. When asked where my daughter goes to daycare, I am proud to say Gateway. Thank you, Gateway Teachers and Staff, for all that you do. You are the best!

Amy Bower

We recently made a change of daycare providers for our 5 year old daughter to Gateway (where her 8 month old brother was already a student). Our son had always received the utmost in care and attention from Gateway, which made mommy’s transition from maternity leave so much easier! Our daughter was welcomed with open arms with a particular detail to integrating her into the classroom immediately – again, making a difficult transition much easier on us and our children. We were also extremely pleased with the curriculum. Thanks, Gateway!!

Sommer Wall

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9206 Reames Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Between WT Harris Rd & Sunset



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

Northlake, Charlotte, NC