Admisson to McGehee's Little Gate

Program Choices

One and two year old children have the option of a 2 (T,Th), 3 (M,W,F), or 5 day program choice. Three year old children have the 3 or 5 day option available.

Half-Day Program (8:00-11:45)
The half-day program is available to our our 5 day one year olds and all of our two and three year old students. This busy morning offers circle time, center time, small group play, enrichment opportunities, outdoor time and a morning snack provided by the school (around 9:30). With advanced notification our half-day students (2 and 3 year olds) can take advantage of our drop-in program and stay the full day. A student may stay for lunch and the afternoon until 2:45 carpool, at a charge of $25.00.

Full-Day Program (8:00-2:45)
This program is available to all students. The children that stay full day have a busy morning in their classroom and outdoors, eat lunch and have an approximately two hour nap in their classroom. Carpool for full day students starts at 2:45 and ends at 3:00. For some children the full day program may not be a match. If a child is not having a successful day the teachers and director may request that your child be picked up at 11:45.

Aftercare In the Butterfly Garden (3:00-5:30)
All students (except for 2/3 day one year olds) are eligible to stay for aftercare on their regularly scheduled days of school. At this point in the day, aftercare is intended to be a less structured, relaxing environment where the children enjoy playing in the Little Gate Butterfly Garden or Toddler Yard. Toddler aftercare ends at 5:00 pm.The children may also participate in art activities, games, outdoor play and are given an afternoon snack. If your child does not attend aftercare regularly the teachers must be informed daily by a written note if you plan to use drop-in aftercare. Aftercare will be billed on an hourly basis ($9 per hour). You will receive a statement at the beginning of each month reflecting the previous month's aftercare charges. Aftercare charges are due upon receipt of the statement. All accounts must be in good standing for your child to attend aftercare.

Touring Little Gate

Our Admissions Coordinator, Mellisa Toups, is happy to scheudle a private tour for you to see the Little Gate.  Tours are offered at 8:30 or 10:00 every day.  Please call 504-523-9911 to schedule yours today! 

Admission to Louise S. McGehee School

Parents who wish for their daughter(s) to continue at the Louise S. McGehee School for Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade education must formally apply and follow admissions procedures.  Contact the Director of Pre-K and Kindergarten Admission at 504-561-1224 or .  Also visit for more information.