Gateway Church Long Island


50 Wolcott Road

Levittown, NY  11756

Gateway Nursery School:  516 735 5518

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Gateway Nursery school

516 735 5518

Call us to talk about five day options for your preschool child.
(formerly LBC Nursery School)



Gateway Nursery School (formerly LBC Nursery School) was started as a community ministry of the Levittown Baptist Church in September 1978. The Nursery School building is the former Levittown Baptist Church building. In 1986, the Nursery School was officially moved to its present location. In 2016, the school was renamed when the church became Gateway Church Long Island.

Our facility is comprised of:

  • 2 large, bright rooms with 775 square feet of classroom space

  • Observation room with a one-way window where parents can sit and watch their children

  • bathroom with child height fixtures

  • kitchenette

  • full, air-conditioned gymnasium

  • 20' x 60' fenced-in outdoor playground

  • full fire alarm, with central station monitoring, throughout the building

  • security video intercom at front door

  • door alarms at all exit doors

  • recorded security cameras, 24/7, covering the entire facility


We provide early childhood education for three and four year olds. Three year olds meet on Tuesday and Thursday, in the morning, 9:30 am - 12:00 noon or in the afternoon, 1:30 - 4:00 PM (subject to enrollment minimums). Four year olds meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the same times.  Ask about our five day options that are offered for the 2018/2019 school year.

Both 3 and 4 year old classes are taught by an early childhood teacher, a group aide and mother-helper. There is a maximum of 16 students in the three year old classes and 20 students in the four year old classes.

We believe in fun, friendship and support, so visit us soon!

Who We Are
Our Staff

Our school staff is composed of an Educational Director/Teacher, Administrator, Group Aides and Mother Helpers.

The Director/Teacher plans and directs the school's educational program and serves the needs of the school family. The Group Aides assist the Director/Teacher, observing, supervising, interacting and caring for the students. The Mother Helpers participate in classes and assist wherever needed. The Administrator cares for the school's business and financial matters.

Teachers and Group Aides are CPR certified.

School Events
  • Field Trips

  • Father-Child Breakfast

  • Holiday Parties

  • Christmas Recital

  • Special Days: Beach Day, Costume Day, Backwards Day, Circus Day, Pajama Day, Bicycle Day, Water Fun Day

  • Easter Recital

  • Parents' Individual "Play Dates": when parents come to school and participate in all activities, experiencing a typical day with their child

  • Mother-Child Breakfast

  • Graduation for those entering Kindergarten

  • Annual Reunion

  • Free Parent Workshops

Gateway Nursery School believes that children learn naturally and successfully through hands-on experiences. 

We ensure the children's growth will be stimulated in all areas: cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual.

  • Clean, spacious classroom

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum

  • Registered with the New York State Education Department

  • CPR Certified Staff

Our Curriculum

The activities at our 12 classroom learning centers develop all age-appropriate curriculum skills, while the children enthusiastically enjoy what they are doing. The children will never sit down at school to do workbooks or dittos. We have quiet listening times, discussions and sharing of ideas, and active learning through manipulatives and projects. The children participate in a variety of activities each day and make their own discoveries, with free expression and creativity encouraged.

Take a Tour

View our gallery of pictures to take a virtual walk through the school.