Gateway Academy - Ballantyne - Charlotte NC Five Star Center License

(704) 544-1187

About the Provider


Gateway Academy Child Development Center, Ballantyne is much more than just daycare. We offer infant, preschool and child care programs with a curriculum that prepares every student to thrive in the next step in their life. We provide parents peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a setting as nurturing as home. Before and after school programs also available.

Additional Information:

Four Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 60002683
  • Capacity: 199
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Field Trips, To/From School
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Date Type Violations Rule
2023-08-25 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-08-02 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-08-02 Violation 106 10A NCAC 09 .0304(a)
Operator has not scheduled and obtained a fire inspection within 12 months of the previous inspection. Operator did not submit the original approved report to DCDEE within one week of the inspection visit on a form provided by the Division. The last fire inspection was July 7, 2023. I did not receive the fire inspection until July 28, 2023.
2023-08-02 Violation 620 15A NCAC 18A .2825(a)
All walls and ceilings including doors and windows were not kept clean and in good repair. In space #6 three walls had peeling paint.
2023-08-02 Violation 1043 G.S. 110-91( 9)
All staff records, except financial records, were not made available for review. After the walk-through I requested staff files to verify spelling of names. Ms. Wilkinson did not have a key to the back room, that was locked and where the staff files are kept.
2023-08-02 Violation 1301 GS 110-91(9)
Center did not maintain a record of daily attendance. Six (6) infants were marked present on the name to face sheet, however only five (5) infants were present. In space# nine (9) toddlers were marked present on the name to face sheet, ten (10) toddlers were present.
2023-05-16 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-05-10 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-05-10 Violation 125 10A NCAC 09 .0302(d)(4)
Daily records of arrival and departure times for children enrolled at the center were not maintained as children arrive and depart and/or were not made available for review. In Space 1 there were eight (8) children present but only five (5) children had been marked as present on the daily attendance sheet and in Space 3 there were twelve (12) children present but only nine (9) children marked as present on the daily attendance sheet.
2023-05-10 Violation 542 10 NCAC 09 .0902(a)
The written feeding plan was not modified as the child's needs changed. In Space 1 two children had infant feeding schedules present that had not been initialed by parents to acknowledge the update to reflect they were now eating solid foods and in Space 2 there was one child with an infant feeding schedule present that had not been initialed by parents to acknowledge the recent update to reflect that child is now eating solid foods and there were two children that had infant feeding schedules present that had not been updated to reflect they were now eating solid foods.
2023-05-10 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. In Space 4 it was observed that the closet was unlocked and hazardous materials were accessible and not stored under lock and key. It was also observed in Space 8 and Space 9 materials with multiple warnings including keep out of the reach of children were stored in unlocked cabinets.
2023-05-10 Violation 892 .0606(b)
The center's safe sleep policy was not posted in a prominent place in the infant room where parents and caregivers were able to view daily. The safe sleep policy posted was not the current safe sleep policy being discussed and provided to parents during orientation.
2023-05-05 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-05-05 Violation 303 .1801(a)(1-5)
Children were not adequately supervised at all times. The teacher was asleep in Toddler 1 room for about 20 minutes while she was supposed to be supervising the children who were resting.
2023-05-05 Violation 1756 10A NCAC 09 .2818
Enhanced staff/child ratios and group sizes were not met. Infant room 1, was out of ratio two (2) times between 2:30-3:30pm because a teacher got sick and had to leave the room. Leaving one (1) teacher with (8) eight infants.

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