Gateway Preschool is a privately owned outreach program of Gateway Church of Visalia. Our purpose is to provide a caring, nurturing and safe place for children between the ages of two through pre-Kindergarten. Our multi-age classroom provides your child with unique learning opportunities which enable the children to grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually using their natural abilities, interests and temperaments to develop positive feelings about themselves and their world. Tours available by request.


Our 2 and 3 year old classrooms are getting very full.  If you are interested in preschool on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays for these ages, please contact the office at 559-732-4787 before completing your registration.

Hours of Operation

The preschool is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM for full day children and 8:30 AM - Noon for half day children. Our school calendar follows that of Visalia Unified School District. The following are a list of important and non-preschool dates.

Important Dates for 2023-2024 school year

  • November 17, 2023: Thanksgiving Celebration
  • February 20, 2024: Summer/Fall registration for '24-25 school year begins
  • May 24, 2024: End of the Year Celebration
  • June 3, 2024 - August 9, 2024: Summer Session
  • August 19. 2024: Fall Session - School year begins for 2024-25

Non-Preschool Days for 2023-2024

  • September 4, 2023: Labor Day
  • November 10, 2023: Veteran's Day
  • November 20-24, 2023: Thanksgiving Week
  • December 18, 2023 - January 5, 2024: Winter Break
  • January 15, 2024: Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • February 12, 2024: Staff Development Day
  • February 19, 2024: President's Day
  • March 25 - April 1, 2024: Spring Break and the Monday following Easter
  • May 27 - May 31, 2024: Preschool Closed
  • June 19, 2024: Juneteenth Holiday
  • July 4, 2024: Independence Day

Registration Information

Registration for enrollment opens in April for the upcoming fall, but is ongoing until the preschool is full. Please contact the director for more information on availability. Children must be 2 years old on the start date.

Registration Steps:

  1. Complete Registration Form to reserve spot. $100 Registration fee, non-refundable.
  2. Complete and sign parent packet documents. 
  3. Director confirms enrollment and start date.

Schedule options

Gateway Preschool offers the following schedule options:
2 year old Half day (8:30 am - Noon)
5 day/ week: $590/month
3 day/ week: $385/month
2 day/ week: $260/month

2 year old Full day (7:30 am - 5:30 pm)
5 day/ week: $810/month
3 day/ week: $550/month
2 day/ week: $395/month
3-pre K Half day (8:30 am - Noon)
5 day/ week: $525/month
3 day/ week: $340/month
2 day/ week: $240/month

3-pre K Full day (7:30 am - 5:30 pm)
5 day/ week: $720/month
3 day/ week: $480/month
2 day/ week: $365/month

Meet the Director.

Courtnee Hoogland

Preschool Director
Courtnee Hoogland is the director of Gateway Preschool.  After receiving her Masters Degree in Education, she worked for 18 years as a Child Life Specialist supporting children and families experiencing hospitalization.  Additionally for the last 4 years, Courtnee teaches Child Development at College of the Sequoias.   Courtnee has attended Gateway Church since childhood and worships each week with her husband of 18 years and 3 children.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Reach out to our preschool director or fill out the form below.

Gateway Preschool Contact Information:
Courtnee Hoogland, Preschool Director
(559) 732-4787 ext 109
(559) 967-6108 (text)
1100 S Sowell St. Visalia, CA 93277