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Welcome to Gateway Academy McKee! If you’re in need of nurturing daycare services for your infant or toddler, preschool programs that are proven to prepare your child for success in elementary school, or our school age program for your elementary student, you’ve come to the right place! And, as elementary schools are altering schedules, we are here to serve your needs and the needs of your school-aged children with enhanced programs to help with virtual learning sessions and more.
Our Preschool’s Programs
- Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year)
- Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2)
- Early Learners (ages 2 to 3)
- Preschool (ages 3 to 4)
- Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
- Private Kindergarten (ages 5 to 6) – be sure to ask about our new private kindergarten program!
- School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12)
- Summer Camp (ages 5 to 12)
Kindness is an important part of the culture at Gateway Academy McKee and our Kind Child program helps us create a preschool environment where every child feels welcome and supported. Kind Child supports the development of social skills and character through small group activities and personalized interactions.
Kind Child is an integral part of our Ascend Curriculum and we focus on social-emotional skills every month and the development of a new character trait such as Sharing, Friendship, Responsibility, and a Positive Self-Image every two months. The goal of Kind Child is to attend to the emotional well-being of each child in our care and encourage healthy friendships.
Confidence for Kindergarten
We deliver exceptional early childhood education with a curriculum that prepares children to thrive in the next steps of their education. Our proprietary Ascend Curriculum is different from the curriculums you’ll find at other daycare centers and preschools because it is skill-based rather than themed-based. We have found that skill-based learning is more effective because it helps students learn to think critically and become independent problem solvers.
Our Ascend Curriculum provides our teachers a flexible and connected framework to teach from. Skill sets within 9 different subjects are introduced starting in our Infant and Toddler programs and progress all the way through Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. We work towards important developmental milestones at every age level and fine-tune these skills just before kindergarten in our Kindergarten Club program. Our Pre-Kindergarten graduates feel confident and ready for the next step in their educational adventure.
Our Location in South Charlotte
There are eight Gateway Academy Child Development Centers in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Gateway Academy McKee is located in South Charlotte in the neighborhood of Providence Plantation. We’re a stone’s throw away from I-485 and just down the street from Plantation Market at 3200 McKee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270. If you’re looking for before & after school care for your elementary student, we provide transportation to and from Indian Trail Elementary, McKee Elementary, Providence Springs Elementary, and Matthew Elementary.