Gateway Academy Wilmington - Wilmington NC Four Star Center License

7131 Market St , WILMINGTON NC 28411
(910) 686-5777

About the Provider


Welcome to Gateway Academy preschool in Wilmington, North Carolina. We are a 4 star school accredited preschool and aim to exceed the the high standards set by the state of North Carolina for child development. Our amazing school features 11 custom designed classrooms where children have ample space for learning, yet still have a cozy atmosphere that feels like home.

Our preschool curriculum program, Ascend Curriculum, features Zoo-Phonics®, Math Their Way, Baby Signs®, Country and Culture, Spanish, and monthly themes around which we plan our Art, Science and Sensory, and Literature programming.

Throughout the year, we offer several opportunities for families to be involved in our school; community yard sales, ice cream socials, spaghetti dinners, parents’ night out and many other special events.

A nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are prepared by our wonderful cook and are included in the weekly tuition.

Our Wilmington preschool offers child care and early education programs for children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten. Additionally, we have the best After School program in Wilmington including homework help and free transportation from area schools for children kindergarten – 5th grade.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 65000748
  • Capacity: 199
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 4
  • 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

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Date Type Violations Rule
2023-04-19 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-04-04 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-04-04 Violation 842 10A NCAC 09 .0803(1)(a & b)
A drug or medication was administered without written authorization and/or instructions from a child's parent or authorized health professional. Two diaper creams in Space 6 and one sunscreen in Space 7 did not have written authorization from a child's parent to administer.
2023-04-04 Violation 1756 10A NCAC 09 .2818
Enhanced staff/child ratios and group sizes were not met. Twenty-Six children ages four and five years old including one school-age child that is five years old was present today in Space 11. Enhanced staff/child ratio for this group is 1:13 with a group size of 2:25.
2023-04-04 Violation 1899 .1103(b)
Health and safety training topics were not included as part of on-going training within five years of completing the previous health and safety training topics. One staff member completed initial health and safety trainings in March 2018 but did not complete the training topics within five years as required.
2022-10-19 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-06-02 Announced Inspection No
2022-04-14 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-04-14 Violation 1867 .0605(k)(1-4)
The depth of the loose surfacing was not based on critical height of the equipment. The mulch underneath and surrounding the stationary climbers on all playgrounds used by children was not maintained at the depth of six inches required by the critical height of the equipment.
2022-04-14 Violation 807 10A NCAC 09 .0601(a)
A safe indoor and outdoor environment was not provided for the children. A portion of the plastic border on the toddler playground is broken, exposing sharp edges. A protruding bolt was observed on the plastic border of the toddler playground.
2021-10-05 Unannounced Inspection No
2021-04-22 Unannounced Inspection No
2020-10-27 Unannounced Inspection No
2020-06-16 Unannounced Inspection No
2019-09-18 Unannounced Inspection No

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