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Gateway Academy Whitehall
in Charlotte, North Carolina

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Gateway Academy is now Cadence Academy Preschool, Steele Creek!

To celebrate our new name, we are inviting you to our Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Saturday, November 16th from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Open House Activities:

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Special Guest Sir Purr (Panthers Mascot)
  • Face Painting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Games & Prizes
  • Delicious Food & Refreshments

About Gateway Academy Whitehall

Our beautiful preschool and child care center, which opened its doors in September 2009, is designed for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Every teacher at Gateway Academy Whitehall has a genuine passion for the education of the children under their care. When you visit our preschool and daycare center, you will sense our passion and commitment to see every child flourish.

Our Child Care Programs Offered:

  • Infant Day Care (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). We use a partnership approach to involve even the busiest parents in their baby’s first learning experiences.
  • Toddler Child Care (ages 1 to 2). This child care program factors in the rapid cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development of kids ages one to two years old.
  • Early Learners (ages 2 to 3). We foster the development of the “Whole Child” in our Early Learners program.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). Our skilled staff and parents work together to create a solid foundation for your child’s lifelong education.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). In this Pre-K program, children enjoy a comprehensive curriculum that ensures their readiness to succeed in elementary school.
  • Before and After School Care (ages 5 to 12). This before and after school program includes homework help and a ton of fun activities to ensure your child has a good time.

Our Philosophy

At Gateway Academy Whitehall in Charlotte, North Carolina we provide parents peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.

What Makes Our Child Care Center Unique

We believe that every child is unique and special. We also believe that children learn best through play.

Under our teachers’ careful guidance, we lead our students through a theme-based curriculum that encourages expression in the areas of educational, social, physical, and emotional growth. Each child’s growth is further enhanced by the low teacher-to-child ratio in every classroom. We also offer:

  • The Ascend Curriculum, which enables our teachers to create individualized learning experiences for each child in our care. Each month, our students develop skills across nine different learning domains through fun, engaging activities.
  • Nutritious meals and snacks provided by our on-site chef and are included in our regular tuition.
  • Classroom and playground cameras. Our three playgrounds each offer developmentally-appropriate equipment so that every child can have the opportunity to play safely.


Gateway Academy Whitehall received a four-star rating from the state of North Carolina.

More About Our Preschool

Our daycare is  located in the Berewick neighborhood on Arrowood Road between South Tryon Street and Steele Creek Road, within one mile of I-485 and I-77. Close housing communities are Berewick, Palisades, The Crossings, Steele Creek, and Planter’s Walk. We serve the following zip codes: 28273, 28278, and 28217. We also serve Lake Wylie, 29710 and Fort Mill, SC 29078.

Our early learning center provides transportation to and from the following elementary schools:

  • Palisades Park Elementary
  • Berewick Elementary
  • Steele Creek Elementary
  • Lake Wylie Elementary
  • Winget Park Elementary

To ensure we meet the needs of today’s busy families, we offer extended hours from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.



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Address & Directions

2726 West Arrowood Road
Charlotte, NC 28273
Btwn. S Tryon & Sandy Porter Rd.



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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC