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You Make A Difference To Gateway

Fundraising Matters

Providing high-quality child care for children and appropriate training and experience for teachers and staff isn’t always easy.  You can make a difference in the lives of children in our community by making a donation to Gateway.  Donated funds are utilized to purchase learning materials for the classrooms, provide nutritious meals and snacks, and training for our staff.  Funds can also be used to assist low income families that are on the waiting list for financial assistance.  If you would like to talk about how you can make a positive difference, give our Executive Director a call today!

Phone: 765-649-1900

Email: gateassocincdirector@gmail.com


Soapy Joe's Fundraiser

Do you like to save time going to the store by buying in bulk? Make your life easier by purchasing Soapy Joe’s through Gateway. We are taking orders!  Soapy Joe’s offers 5-gallon buckets of laundry detergent, fabric softener, and liquid dish soap. Imagine not going to the store to buy more of these items for 5 to 6 months!  Liquid laundry pods, dryer sheets, scent boosters, stain remover, and dishwasher pods are also available.  For more information, give Gateway a call at 765-649-1900.

Gateway Association, Inc.

1215 Jackson Street, Door #4, Anderson, IN

(Inside the First United Methodist Church)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 am-5:30 pm

Phone: 765-649-1900

Email: gateassocincdirector@gmail.com


Quality Counts

The early years from birth to age eight are critically important for all areas of learning and development.

In the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second. These are the connections that build brain architecture – the foundation upon which all later learning, behavior, and health depend.1

That is why it is important for everyone – parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors – to help kids develop and start on a path to success.

Early experiences are important in shaping how successful children are later in life. Studies show that kids who have quality early childhood experiences, including attending quality early childhood programs, like Gateway, are more likely to graduate from high school, own a home, have a job and earn a higher income.2

Learning in the early years lays the foundation for a successful and happy future for our kids.  You can help make a difference in the lives of children by supporting Gateway.  There are many ways to support Gateway and the children and families we serve.

  1. Volunteer your time and talents
  2. Join the Board of Directors
  3. Make a donation of classroom supplies
  4. Make a donation of money to help support our program

Thank you for your support!


Unlock Your Child's Potential

Developmental Learning Center

Our preschool program provides a safe, fun environment that guides developmental growth to prepare kids for Kindergarten and beyond.

Before & After School Program

Children starting kindergarten through age 12 can attend our before-and-after-school care program.  The classroom stays open during school delays and closings.  Gateway does not provide transportation.

School-Age Program

Children in kindergarten through age 12 can attend our school-age program during Anderson Community School breaks, including summer, fall, winter, and spring.

Monkey Classroom

Children 1 to 2 1/2 years old.

Tiger Classroom

Children 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years old.

Lion Classroom

Children 3 to 5 years old.

Cubby Bear Classroom

Children 3 to 5 years old.

Yeti Classroom

Children 5 to 12 years old.

Mammoth Classroom

Children 5 to 12 years old.

Why Gateway Association?

Licensed by the
State of Indiana
Level 4 Paths to
QUALITY Provider
CCDF Child Care
Vouchers are Accepted
Only NAEYC Accredited
Daycare in Anderson
On My Pre-K

Meet Our Team

Providing professional care…with love.

Happy Children, Happy Parents

What Our Children, Parents & Care Givers Say About Gateway

“Great staff that actually cares for the childs well being. Not only physically but they also help them excel in learning new things that some daycares don’t do. Just an all around great place!”

Patrick M.

“My kid has higher behaviors and Gateway will work with you as long as you are willing to work with them.  Amazing care and amazing relationships are formed.”

Felicia M.

“Gateway is amazing.  They treat both my girls with love and care.  I am so grateful to have a safe and trustworthy daycare, so I can work for my family.  I even have a daughter with verbal Apraxia and does not speak.  Her two teachers nurture this and have the patience that I sometimes lack.  I think of Gateway as a support system.”

Sharon H.

Craig & Marsha Dunkin

Linda O’Neal

Terry Riggins

Holly Lambert

Early Learning Indiana

AmazonSmile Foundation

First United Methodist Church

Our Sponsors
& Supporters

Our Sponsors Love To Work With
Us and With Our Teachers

Youth Leadership Academy of Madison County

Madison County Community Foundation

United Way

Don Deena Johnson

MK Watkins

Candy Short

Melanie Dunkin

Ron & Dian Krumme

Menards Of Anderson

Jim Wessar