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Schedule Your Meet and GreetGateway School

Contact us for our current Hot Sheet tuition specials!

Voted number 1 Preschool and Childcare in the Portland Area by Red Tricycle

Gateway Daycare and Preschool Our Gateway School opened in 2000, and is located at 334 SE 146th Ave, Portland, OR 97233. This school features two cottages situated on a half an acre of fenced, secure play ground with a garden area offering fun outdoor activities to explore. The Garden area is a fun place to grow organic vegetables and find nature's little friends in our bug viewers. This school has been operated as a preschool in the community for over thirty years but went through a recent remodel with brand new equipment and new areas designed to offer your child a selection of activities inspiring creativity and a hunger for learning. Your child can enjoy storytime in our quiet and peaceful reading areas. They can imagine dramatic play or engage in block building and gross motor skills in our environment dedicated to stimulate your child's creativity.

  • The Poppy Classroom for Toddlers
  • The Lilac Classroom for Preschool
  • The Zinnia Classroom for Pre-Kindergarten
  • The Buttercup Classroom for Kindergarten

We offer Meet and Greets at scheduled times and will not allow drop ins as this is a distraction to the classrooms. Once you are part of our CMLC family, we have an open door policy and encourage your involvement in our community whether by reading to the children or helping in the garden.





"We love CMLC Gateway. The teachers are warm and caring, the curriculum is varied, and the facilities (classrooms and play areas) are fun and engaging. Our son asks to go to school on the weekend he loves it so much - what more could parents ask for? We also appreciate the family centered events/parties, well written newsletters, student progress reports, and enrichment activities (Halloween, Mr. Reptile, etc.). Thanks for all you do!" - Gateway Family




5% off Preferred Employers
(US Military, OHSU, Banfield, see your school's Director for other preferred employers - not to be applied with other incentives).
10% off oldest child, 5% off second oldest if more than 2 siblings enrolled.

We also accept DHS payments. To see if you qualify, please click on this link: http://www.employment.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/CCD/docs/ERDCFlyerDHS7487.pdf

opqDHS/OPQ Contracted Slots For ERDC Families

Please call us to learn more about upcoming Open Houses and how you can schedule a Meet and Greet and reserve your child's space.

(503) 252-0004

schedule a meet & greet

Schedule a Meet and Greet

For Assistance with scheduling a Meet and Greet (or general questions), please call 503-252-0004.

We look forward to meeting your family.