Our Story

Gateway Early Learning Center was opened in March of 2009 when a mother of twin toddlers realized that Cleburne, Texas needed an additional source for quality child care. The twins had been attending a Mother’s Day Out Program in a local church facility; however, the program had shut down to reorganize.


As a mother of twins, she was understandably skeptical of day care facilities, and could not find the right fit for her toddlers. She has always been an advocate for children, with a deep-seated passion for making children’s lives better. She had just finished a degree in Sociology and was ready to begin working as a case manager for CASA of Johnson County (an organization for which she has volunteered for 9 years), but instead of going to work for CASA she opened an early learning center.


Having no experience in the child care industry, she hired a Director to run the day-to-day operations, went back to school, and earned her degree in Early Childhood Education. Currently working on a Master’s Degree in the same field, she strongly believes that “anything worth doing is worth doing well”.