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This is an awesome school. Very friendly staff. The children are very happy and excited about coming to school.

Tammy D.

My little one has been going to this daycare since he was 6 weeks old. The teachers and staff all obviously love him and all of the kids that go here. I get reports and photos of his activities everyday and he’s always excited to be dropped off at ‘school’. He especially loves snuggle time with Ms. Shannon, Ms. Vickie, Ms. Linda, Ms. Jan….etc. (He loves cuddles!).

Another thing I love about this daycare is the hours! I work until 6:00 every night so it’s hard to find a place that will stay open until 6:30. This was a HUGE deciding factor for me. It’s also great, not having to worry about what to pack for lunches everyday. Gateway takes care of my little one’s breakfast, lunch and snack time. They even make special arrangements for his allergies.

Overall, I would, and have recommended this place to my friends.

Michelle M.

Our youngest son has been in the infant room for about 4 months now and we love it. Ms. Sherry is phenomenal and so are Ms. Maria and Ms. Mary. They genuinely care for all the kids and they engage them daily in lots of different activities. We are very pleased.

MJ McDowell 5 stars - Excellent

We moved to Charlotte from Louisville in December 2017. My youngest child was three and a half at the time and initially went to a different daycare. We made the switch to Gateway in January 2018 and my child loved it! She had a much easier transition at Gateway. I have found the staff easy to communicate with. They share concerns and achievements in a positive manner and have really encouraged self-confidence, learning, playfulness, and creativity in my child. My child (now almost five years old) looks forward to going to school at Gateway every morning. She is excited to she her friends and her teachers alike. I have had a great experience with this daycare. When I have contacted the staff and administration they are extremely responsive.

Becca 5 stars - Excellent

I’ve been meaning to contact you for a few months now and regret that it has taken me this long. My son has been attending this Gateway location since August 2011 (seven months old). In the past five months since Sonya Dodd took over I have seen a drastic change. I am extremely pleased with how much more efficient, cheerful, dedicated, organized and academic this location has become. Sonya and Alex are both amazing in their respective roles as Director an d Assistant Director. Both always are smiling, look professional and are eager to assist and engage, both with parents and the children.

Words cannot express how happy I am with my son’s education at this point. At the beginning of the last school year I considered moving him to another daycare, or at least a different pre-K program in the fall of 2015. Moving him away from the friends and teachers he had come to know was a tough thing to consider. I also hated to have him transition to a new place, only to move again when it was time to start kindergarten.

Please know how happy I am with all three of his Pre-4 teachers and the management changes. He is learning so much and doing really well preparing for elementary school. Sonya has been such a positive, driving force in the new direction Gateway – McKee is going. I would now highly recommend the school to others and not


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8010 Strawberry Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277



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

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