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.


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 2022-2023

  • February: Summer '23 and Fall '23-'24 registration begins
  • April: Caregiver conferences (TBD)
  • June 2, 2023: "Moving On" Celebration (for children moving on to Kindergarten)
  • June 5- August 4, 2023: Summer Session
  • August 14, 2023: Fall Preschool Year Begins

Non-Preschool Days for 2022-2023

  • Dec. 19, 2022-Jan. 6, 2023: Winter Break
  • Jan. 16, 2023: Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Feb. 13, 2023: Staff Development Day
  • Feb. 20, 2023: President's Day
  • April 3-10, 2023: Spring Break & Monday following Easter
  • May 29, 2023: Memorial 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