Gateway Fairport Nursery believes that play is the foundation for learning.  Children need to be given opportunities to explore, create, problem-solve, pretend through play.  Nursery School is a time for children to learn and explore the world around them while being in a group setting with adults who are not family members.  At Gateway you will see both tangible and non-tangible results of your child’s learning. All of these things are so important and we want to help nurture and develop the whole child.  


  • Stronger or more refined fine motor skills 
  • Knowledge of the alphabet, numbers, shapes
  • Ability to share a synopsis of  science experiences or daily activities
  • Ability to retain songs and poems
  • Ability to follow multiple step instructions


  • Gained Social-Emotional Confidence
  • Gained Self-Control
  • Being able to Self-Regulate
  • Following simple directions
  • Gaining a sense of self and ability to make choices during free time
Throughout the year we will have lots of fun singing songs, making arts and crafts projects, playing in our large motor room, participating in science experiences, having free play time in the classroom centers, having free art creative time, playing with play-doh, working on learning our ABC’s and 123’s and doing all the fun things that preschoolers should do.

It is the policy of Gateway Fairport Nursery, Inc. not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities,  operations, or programs.


My name is Wendy Tome.  My husband David and I have purchased Gateway and are looking forward to continuing the long standing history of excellence in Early Childhood Education.  I have a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education.  Prior to starting my family I worked in many areas of Early Childhood. I have run child care centers, after school programs, and worked as a curriculum developer for a local preschool program. With over 20 years of experience in Early Childhood, I’m looking forward to utilizing my education and skills at Gateway Fairport Nursery Inc.   

My husband I have resided in Fairport for almost 20 years.  We have 3 children.  Grady who is 14 and will be a freshman at Minerva Deland, Finley who is 13 and will be an 8th grader at Martha Brown, and Logan who will be a 5th Grader at Jefferson Avenue.