About Gateway's Preschool

Gateway Baptist Preschool is a ministry of Gateway Baptist Church for children ages 1-4. It is our goal to provide a loving Christian environment in which your child can grow in all areas of his or her life, becoming all that God has intended for them to be.

Our programs and activities are designed to aid the development of the whole child: spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Our days are full of playing, making friends, developing new skills, and, most of all, learning about God’s world and his love for them.

Our preschool is a school year program that operates from September to May. We follow the Lexington 5 school holiday and in-service day schedule.

Preschool hours are 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Children attend a variety of days, appropriate to their age level. We also offer several optional programs for 2-4 year olds that extend the day until 1:00 p.m. These options are: Picnic Pals, Music Garden, Dazzle Music and Dance.

For more information, contact Cheryl Cavin at (803) 461-4826.

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A little about Cheryl…

Cheryl Cavin has been the Weekday Preschool Director since 1991.  She has lived in Irmo since 1986 and has been a member of Gateway for over 30 years.  She is married to Barry Cavin and they have 3 wonderful sons, 3 marvelous daughters-in-law, and 9 awesome grandchildren! She has a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati and has worked with children all of her life.   

Cheryl is passionate about working with young families and their precious preschoolers.

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2019-2020 School Calendar

School Open House – Sept. 3/4

Classes begin – Sept. 5/6

Student Holiday – Oct. 7

Fall Break – Oct. 25/28

Thanksgiving Holiday – Nov. 27-29

Christmas program 2’s – Dec. 16/17

Christmas Program 3’s & 4’s – Dec. 13

Christmas Holiday – Dec. 23– Jan.3

Student Holiday – Jan. 20

Student Holiday – Feb. 17

Student Holiday – Mar. 13/16

Donuts with Dudes – Mar. 10/11

Easter Holidays – Apr. 10-17

Mother’s Day Tea 2’s – May 7/8

Mother’s Day Tea 3’s & 4’s – May 6

Last day for students – May 20