Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

7 am - 6 pm

You may not drop off your children prior to 7 am.  If Kanawha County Schools are closed because of severe weather, we will open at 7:30 am.

An automated call will be sent to the primary phone number listed for your child.

Please be sure this number is up-to-date.

Holidays

Our Center is closed the following holidays:

• Labor Day
• Good Friday
• Independence Day
• Thanksgiving
   (Thursday and Friday)
• Memorial Day
• Christmas Eve
• Christmas Day
• New Year's Day

New Families

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child's life. At Gateway Christian Education Center, we work hard to provide a safe, supportive environment for your child at all times. We work with our parents to ensure all of our children's needs are met. We look forward to getting to know you and your child in the coming years.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We would love to hear from you. Be sure to scroll down to the What to Bring section below.

Admission Policies and Procedures

Prior to admission to Gateway Christian Education Center, parent(s) or guardian(s) of the child(ren) is/are required to have a personal interview with the director.  This allows potential parent(s) / guardian(s) and the child(ren) to have an on-site tour of our facility as well as to meet and become familiar with the Child Care Providers who will be working with the children.  This meeting also allows an exchange of information about the child(ren)’s needs and the Center’s regulations.

Parent(s) / guardian(s) are required to complete and submit the following forms prior to the first day of attendance at the center.  The only exception is the Immunization form that must be submitted within 30 days of enrollment.

  • Registration form
  • Childhood history
  • Emergency card
  • Immunization Record
  • Physical signed by Physician
  • Permission Form
  • Signature Form for receiving Handbook and understanding all policies included.

*There is a one-time Enrollment Fee of $35 due at the time of registration before the child begins. Each additional child is $10. Tuition for the week of care is due on Monday unless arrangements are made with the office.

Prior to admission, parents and children must visit Gateway in order to:

  • Emotionally prepare the child for the for child care and what to expect.
  • Discuss the child’s developmental history, personal characteristics, and special needs.
  • Relay information about the center to the parents.
  • Agree in fees, expectations, programs and policies and procedures of the center.
  • Complete Enrollment Packet forms and discuss other required documents.

 

What To Bring

In our group environment, we want to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible. But having too many items from home can actually cause problems with sharing and space. Here's some items your child will need while in our care. If you have a question about a specific item, please be sure to ask your child's teacher.

Each child has a designated space to keep his/her personal belongings safe and organized. 

Infant Class

  • Diapers
  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small Blanket 
  • Bottles

Toddler One Class

  • Diapers
  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup

Toddler Two Class

  • Diapers
  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup
  • Toothbrush

2/3 Combo Class

  • Diapers (if not potty trained)
  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup
  • Toothbrush

Three-Year Old Class

  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup
  • Toothbrush

Four Year Old Class

  • Change of clothes (make sure it's seasonally appropriate)
  • Small blanket and pillow for nap time
  • Sippy cup
  • Toothbrush

Applications

To begin the process, please tell us about your child and your family by using the appropriate link below:

Preschool/Daycare Enrollment

After School Enrollment

Summer Elementary Enrollment

Enrollment Packet

Please complete all of the information 
in our enrollment packet and bring it 
to your first meeting.

Download Packet

Handbook

For full details about Gateway Christian Education Center's Policies and Procedures, refer to the Handbook.

View Handbook