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Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool, formerly 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.

We also participate in the Meck Pre-K program which provides quality preschool education for qualified families. To learn more and to apply for the Meck Pre-K program, click HERE.

Our Preschool’s Programs

Kind Child

Kind Child LogoKindness is an important part of the culture at Cadence Academy Preschool 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.

Kindergarten Club LogoOur 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

Cadence Academy Preschool 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.

Reviews from Parents

4.4 Rating based on 55 Reviews Leave A Review
Kayla Wright • Google
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Amanda Varner-Petersen • Google
The staff is very friendly and kind. Shout out to Lillie, Taquana, and Sarah for always being so welcoming and for taking such good care of our baby girl! I love that they have curriculum for the preschoolers.
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Ali Merchant • Google
We love Gateway Academy Mckee. The staff is incredible, and they take every step to ensure our daughter is well taken care of during the day. We appreciate the daily updates and stories when we pick her up each day, and it shows that they look at each child as an individual and not just a number. Ms. J and Ms. M are so kind and it is obvious the passion and skill they have caring for children. We are so impressed that the teachers we have not even met know our daughter by name but also us when we drop her off and pick her up; this makes us feel sure that she is safe and in good hands. Our daughter has learned so much since joining the daycare, and we can tell each day is filled with love and fun. Leah and Sara are the hardest working women I know. They are managing the difficulties of rebounding from COVID with grace and always have a smile. We are grateful to have found Gateway Academy Mckee.
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Darrian Vailes • Google
I normally don't leave reviews but I just had to share how thankful I am for this preschool! I am so happy to have found this preschool! My son (1) is always so excited about coming to school it warms my heart. It's never easy leaving your kid behind but I feel comforted by the amazing staff. What I love most are the amazing interactions between my son and not only his wonderful toddler teachers and the other teachers but the director Leah and assistant Sara as well. They always greet my son when he walks in making him laugh and smile and do the exact same when it is time to leave. Sometimes he doesn't even want to leave. It doesn't even feel like a preschool but a home away from home!
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Cadence Academy Preschool

Charlotte, NC

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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.