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Gateway Garden Preschool was founded with one purpose - to build a space for all students to grow, learn and create with each passing day. Through a unique teaching approach and a truly passionate staff, we help students develop academically and personally to the highest level.We invite you to explore our site and discover the academics and community Gateway Garden provides to each and every student. Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour, learn more about enrollment, or ask any other questions.


Gateway Garden is proud to have a staff of teachers that are passionate about making a difference in students’ lives through tireless dedication to education. Get to know each of our team members below.


Tara is a preschool/elementary teacher with a master's degree in children's literature. Her background includes positions as a lead teacher/director at Garden House School of New York.  She is an Ohio native from Vermilion, Ohio.

3-4 Junior Room Teacher

Brooke Parker is an excellent early childhood educator with a bachelor's degree in education from BGSU. She lives in Whitehouse and loves cats and children!

4-5 Senior Room Teacher

Maddy is an experienced preschool teacher who lives here in Toledo. She is a passionate advocate for children and loves animals! Maddy has a bachelor's degree in social work.


Gateway Garden Preschool has served the Toledo and Ottawa Hills neighborhoods, and the surrounding areas for over 80 years.

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