Preschool Spotlight: South Gate Preschool

October 12, 2021

At South Gate Preschool we believe children learn best through play.  Our program is designed for children ages 18 months to pre-kindergarten to learn, play and gain confidence.  Our unique program is perfect for your child to grow and have fun with other children their age. 


Our program is designed to enrich each child’s life spiritually, physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally. We believe that children learn best through play. This builds confidence, encourages creativity and a love for school while they learn about a variety of things in an age-appropriate way.  We weave Christian faith-based concepts, activities, and songs into our teaching.  During the Christian holidays we will be incorporating the significance of these special events into our lessons. We also strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance in which individual needs of each child are considered and in which the child can grow and flourish under the guidance of qualified teachers. 


  • Activities are planned to give each child a sense of confidence and help your child to learn and grow at their own rate. Each class is specifically structured for the developmental age level of the child enrolled.      
  • South Gate Preschool is dedicated to nurturing the whole child—their emotional physical, social, and intellectual needs—in a positive, accepting environment.
  • Emphasis is placed on learning through active involvement and self-discovery as children participate in art, music, stories, dramatic play, group discussions, large muscle play, and a variety of outside enrichment experiences.
  • Reading and math readiness skills are developed through educationally oriented material and participation in group activities designed to meet the needs of each child at their level of development.
  • Self-esteem is enhanced as children explore their imaginations, share ideas, make choices, and learn through trial and error in an open-ended, nonjudgmental atmosphere.                                   


  • Block area                           
  • Creative Art                        
  • Dramatic Play                                    
  • Books/Listening Center  
  • Science                                 
  • Pre-Math                             
  • Sensory/Water Table                     
  • Music/Creative Movement
  • Large Muscle Activities  
  • Manipulative Area           
  • Pre-Writing/Language Skills         
  • Theme-Related Centers 


Our program runs September through May, 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  We offer classes for 18 months to pre-k.  We pride ourselves on keeping staff to student ratios lower than State Requirements. Class ratios are 1:9 for (3-year-old – pre-K) and 1:6 (18 mo. – 2 years).  Our program offers MWF, TTH, or Monday-Friday options.

 Other information:

South Gate Preschool
3500 Pioneers Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: 402-489-7302