Why Gateway Village?

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Educational excellence, Christian community: two short sentences that summarize and describe the vision of Gateway Village Children’s Center.

Our mission is to create a nurturing and hands-on learning environment which embodies our foundational belief that life happens through authentic, Christian community.

We believe children learn best when they are given the opportunity to explore and discover in an atmosphere where they feel safe, accepted and loved. Gateway Village’s curriculum and programs are designed to inspire a love of learning while promoting every child’s social, emotional, spiritual, academic and creative growth.

Gateway Village Children's Center is a nonprofit ministry of Gateway Community Church. We welcome children and families from all backgrounds and beliefs.

In compliance with the Code of Virginia, Section 63.2-1716, Gateway Village Children’s Center is religiously exempt from licensure and is classified as a “religiously exempt child day center.”

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2024-2025 school year will start on Tuesday, September 3 and end on Friday, May 23.

The school day begins at 9:00am (Arrival begins at 8:50am) and end at 1:00pm (dismissal begins at 12:45pm).

While we understand that potty training is a process, we do require that all students be fully potty trained to attend preschool.

The class size is 15 students with two teachers.

In the event Loudon County Public Schools close due to inclement weather, Gateway Village Children's Center will also close. If there is a two-hour delay, Gateway Village Children's Center will open at 10:00am and dismiss at normal time.

Yes, tours are by appointment only. Tours are reserved for those families who are looking for immediate or future enrollment. If you would like to schedule a tour, please call 703-327-0707 or fill out our request information form. Tours can be scheduled Tuesday – Thursday anytime between 1:00pm - 2:30pm.

Your child's spiritual development is fostered through the unconditional love and support they receive from our staff through prayer, songs, stories, and recognition of creation and God's blessings. Children will attend chapel once a month. Chapel time includes a monthly bible story, songs, and prayer.

While we welcome you to join us for Sunday services and other aspects of our church, you do not need to attend or be a member of Gateway Community Church to enroll your child.