We are Now Wolcott Hill Preschool!

Our name has changed from Gateway Nursery to Wolcott Hill Preschool.

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About Wolcott Hill Preschool

Welcome to Wolcott Hill Preschool, a place where Jesus is worshipped and His creation is explored! We are a ministry of Levittown Baptist Church since 1978. Our priority is to bring God glory by providing outstanding early childhood education to the Long Island community.  Our mission is to create a nurturing environment, where children grow in their knowledge of their Creator and His creation.

We use play as the main catalyst to our students learning, and encourage creativity through open ended activities. Much of our philosophy of education comes from the Reggio Emilia Approach of early learning.

We currently offer 3, 4 or 5 half day programs a week for 3 and 4 year olds.  Three year olds also have the option of 2 half days per week. Our school calendar runs from September to June, and classes are held from 9:30 am -12:00 noon.

What We Value

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About God

We believe in the one true and living God who exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of all things and worthy of our worship. God showed His love through the death and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ, saving people from sin and restoring their relationship with God. His disciples, through the Holy Spirit, are called to share this good news with all people, including children.

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About Children

We value children as gifts from God, who are unique in their capabilities and personalities. We believe all children are naturally curious and competent, ready to grow in their understanding of the world around them. To accomplish this, it is essential that children are at the center of their learning. We desire all children to discover their potential and find security and confidence in who they are as image bearers of God.

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About Our Staff

Wolcott Hill’s staff are experienced, high-quality early childhood educators. They are  professing believers that attend Bible-believing churches. They strive to share God’s love and truth with students daily: modeling prayer, a love for God’s word, and the fruits of the spirit through school activities. They strive to make the learning process fun and engaging while modeling how to love God and others (Mark 12:30-31).

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About Play

We believe early learning is driven through play. Play allows children to explore, create, innovate and attain knowledge through social cooperation. Emphasizing play makes the child the center of their learning. We ensure students are given opportunities to use all their senses during play, and activities are developed that are hands-on, constructive and challenging yet achievable.

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About Reggio Emilia

Within the framework set out by God’s Word (the Bible), Wolcott Hill is inspired by  the Reggio Emilia style of teaching. Said simply,  teachers observe what children know, what they want to learn, and what challenges them. The student takes an active role in their education, and learn together with the teacher and classroom. Children learn by doing!

Our Facility

We are conveniently located in Levittown NY, near Hempstead Turnpike and the Wantagh State Parkway. Our building is part of Levittown Baptist Church, and is solely dedicated to use as a school. It consists of:

  • 2 spacious, bright, and air-conditioned classrooms (775 square feet)
  • Large air-conditioned gymnasium
  • 20′ x 60′ fenced-in outdoor playground (1200 square feet)
  • Observation room with a one-way window
  • 2 bathrooms, 1 with child height fixtures
  • Kitchenette
  • Automatic fire alarm
  • 24/7 recorded security cameras
  • Large parking lot for easy drop off and pick up times

Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers & Office Staff

Parent Testimonials

Alix Numa
Alix Numa
2023-03-04
This school was referred to me by my manager. The best referral I have ever received. My daughter had a great learning experience there and now, a year later, she continues to speak so highly of Ms. Michelle and how she misses her. So, thank you for the experience. We'll come visit soon!
Lauren Magalee
Lauren Magalee
2023-02-10
Wonderful place for your children to get their start in school! The teachers care deeply about the kids; my daughter is always over the moon to go to school and she used to be the most shy kid in the crowd! 5 stars across the board!!
Fiorella Manrique
Fiorella Manrique
2023-01-10
Excellent experience, my daughter was there for half of the school year and I was gladly impressed with the love and creativity of the teacher and the aides, Godly center school.
Carress Brown
Carress Brown
2023-01-06
I've asked my 4-year-old what she likes most about her primary teacher at Gateway and her response was, "She loves me so much". I am eternally grateful for GNS! They foster an environment of love, learning and Godly principles and are so passionate in their role as co-stewards over their students.
Sara Broberg
Sara Broberg
2023-01-03
We are so grateful for Gateway Nursery School for our children's early development. We have had three children attend GNS and we continue to feel so grateful for the loving support and knowledge all the teachers and helpers give to our children. The school provides a loving and nurturing environment to grow in the skills and knowledge needed for successful elementary education. Though, most of all, we are grateful for the Christian education our children receive that sets up a strong foundation of their knowledge of Jesus and His love for us. We love the fun activities, fieldtrips and special performances the children participate in throughout the year and are so grateful for the teachers and helpers that make this possible. We highly recommend Gateway Nursery School and feel so blessed to be a part of this school community. Thank you for all you do!
Shana Godfrey
Shana Godfrey
2022-12-21
The teachers are great with the children. They make learning fun and interesting. My grandson loves learning about God in school. The staff are friendly and caring. I love the school.
Elizabeth Barracato
Elizabeth Barracato
2022-12-13
We love Gateway Nursery School! Ms. Michelle, the teacher, as well as the teacher's helpers and support staff, have created a nurturing environment that fosters creativity, hands-on learning, fun, friendship, and Biblical truths. We have had two children attend this preschool/pre-K program, and have seen them develop into kind, confident and compassionate individuals who love learning because of their strong foundational start at Gateway. We love Gateway Nursery School and are sad this is our last year here, but are grateful for the time our children had! Thank you, thank you!
Fabian Lopez
Fabian Lopez
2022-12-13
Amazing experience for my child excellent staff
CSB
CSB
2022-12-08
This is an excellent school with qualified and kind teachers that prepare children well for kindergarten. I highly recommend!

School Calendar

May 2024

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  • School Resumes
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  • Spring Field Trip - SMLI
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  • Parent Teacher Conference ( for Pre-K Students)
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  • Parent Teacher Conference ( for Pre-K Students)
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  • Alphabet Parade
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  • NO SCHOOL
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  • Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
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  • School Resumes
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