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Gateway Academy Raintree
in Charlotte, North Carolina

About Gateway Academy Raintree

Welcome to Gateway Academy Raintree! Our preschool is conveniently located at the southwest corner of Pineville-Matthews Rd and Strawberry Ln in Raintree, a peaceful family neighborhood in South Charlotte. We’re one of six Gateway Academy Child Development Centers in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gateway Academy Raintree offers daycare services for infants and toddlers, preschool programs that prepare young minds for future educational success, and before & after care and summer camp for elementary students. Our nurturing educators deliver top-notch programming that teaches your little one through play and engaging educational activities, providing everything he or she needs to make the most of these essential early years.

Our Programs

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). Our goal is to make the transition from home to day care pleasant and enjoyable for both parent and infant.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2). Your toddler will have endless opportunities to explore the world around them and learn new things.
  • Early Preschool (ages 2 to 3). We encourage children to explore their creativity, improve agility, and reach important developmental milestones in our Early Preschool program.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). Our preschoolers continue to build important skill sets within nine different subjects every month.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). Our Pre-Kindergarten program ensures your child has the skills to transition confidently into kindergarten.
  • Before & After School Care (ages 5 to 12). Elementary students get help with homework and enjoy time socializing and playing games with friends.
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12). Our summer camp revolves around fun themes like Camp Secret Agent and World Odyssey Summer Adventure.

5 Star Child Care License

The Great Seal of the State of North CarolinaThe State of North Carolina introduced the Star Rated License system in September 2000 to provide families a way to quick way to recognize high quality child care. Eligible daycare centers and preschools are regularly evaluated based on program standards and staff education. Gateway Academy Raintree is proud to be a 5 Star License Center, which is North Carolina’s highest rating.

Preparing Children for Kindergarten

Providing your child an exceptional education that effectively prepares them for success in elementary school is an important aspect of our brand promise. One of the benefits of being part of the Cadence Education Family of Schools is that we get access to educational programs that you won’t find anywhere else.

Our Ascend Curriculum takes a skill-based approach to early childhood education and our teachers help our young students work towards important early developmental milestones across nine different subject areas like Literacy, Science & Sensory, Technology, Physical Fitness, and Cultural Understanding each month. The development of these skill sets starts in our Infant and Toddler classes and progresses all the way through Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. Important skills are progressively introduced at every age level and polished before kindergarten during our Kindergarten Club program. We want every child in our care to feel confident and prepared when they enter kindergarten.

Looking for a child care center that looks after the academic, social-emotional, physical, and creative development of your child? Schedule a visit online or call us. We would love to show you around our preschool and answer any questions you may have about our programs and curriculum.


Schedule a Visit: 704-946-7916
Enrolled Families: 704-543-0118

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Address & Directions

8010 Strawberry Ln
Charlotte, NC 28277



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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence