Our Programs

Group Of Elementary Age Children In Art Class With Teacher
3's Program

Preschool students are eager to learn more about themselves and how they fit into our world. Students are provided ample opportunities for hands-on instruction balanced with exploration and play. Students adjust to more formalized routines while experiencing the joys of learning.


  • Children must be 3 by September 30 to be eligible to enroll.
  • Increased socialization through small group play and classroom routines
  • Self-help skills are further developed as children gain independence
  • Fine motor skills are emphasized as beginning writers emerge
  • Math skills include number sense, patterning, and categorizing
  • Science/STEAM and exploration concepts regarding our natural world and building and constructing
  • Social and emotional concepts that emphasize self-awareness, confidence, and understanding others
  • Learning about God's world and appreciating his creation
  • All students must be toilet trained prior to the start of the school term.


Schedule Options for 3s Classes:

  • 5 days a week, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • 3 days a week, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • 2 days a week, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Pre-K Program
Junior K Program
After School Enrichment Program
Summer Camps

Frequently Asked Questions

Students will have lunch in school but are required to bring lunches and snacks (nut-free) from home. We are a nut-free preschool. We do not allow food that has nuts, traces of nuts, or processed in a facility that processes nuts. 

Masks are optional.

The following best practices will be implemented:

  • Enhanced hygiene, cleaning, and disinfecting practices
  • The students will be provided with opportunities for frequent hand washing
  • Hand sanitizers will be made available in the school
  • Students will bring their nut-free lunches and snack from home

The 2023-2024 school year will start on September 5, 2023 and end on May 31, 2024.

GVCC follows the LCPS Schedule for all school closings, breaks and holidays, in-service days, etc.

While we'd love for you to join our Sunday services, you do not need to attend or be a member of Gateway Community Church.

You or your child will never be asked to participate in anything that feels uncomfortable. GVCC is a ministry of Gateway Community Church; as such, Christian beliefs are an integral part of our school curriculum.