GLA About Us

More than a Daycare.

You want to do what’s best for your child by giving them a strong start in their early education. You’re in the right place!


With our experience in educating and caring for children and families, we know you’re looking for the best place for your child to learn and grow (when you can’t be there), and there is no better choice than Gateway Learning Academy!


Please read on to learn more about why Gateway Learning Academy is more than just daycare and get to know more about our qualified staff; safe, reliable child care center.

Who We Are.

Gateway Learning Academy, LLC is a daycare committed to offering quality childcare that is affordable with qualified staff. I believe that “children are our most important assets, and the more we invest in their future, the stronger and more productive our society becomes.”

The mission at Gateway Learning Academy, LLC is to provide quality service that promotes academic excellence, family values, and interpersonal and multicultural skills to the children and families of the South Memphis and surrounding communities in order to enhance spiritual and economical growth by preparing children for the 21st century and beyond. We define ethical behavior as “doing the right thing at all times or the integrity of an individual.”

Health & Safety.

You can breathe easier knowing your child is in a squeaky-clean environment with proven protocols protecting them.

Talent & Trust.

Our teachers are the experts at caring for kids and leading your child’s learning journey. Don’t be surprised if they start to feel like family.


Your child care provider is only as helpful as it is convenient! Availability* is key to assist our families and their schedules.

*Flexible scheduling options are based on availability. Talk with the center director  for more details.


Step into our classrooms to see the buzz of learning in motion! No matter how small your child is, or how big their imagination, they’ll be busy all day with age- and stage-appropriate classrooms and activities that grow their academic, physical, and social-emotional development.

Our Committed Staff.

Executive Director

Frankie Briggs

Assistant Director/Teacher

Marie Martin

Lead Pre-School Teacher

Linda Wellington

Lead Toddler Teacher

Qutunya Clark

Cook/Assistant Teacher

Lillian Boyd