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G.A.T.E.S. 2 Education

1064 South Main Street, Bellingham, MA

Jayne Marie Farquhar 


Jayne Farquhar has always been deeply committed to the success of her community and it’s children. As a 1995 graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island, her interest in child development only strengthened as she completed her degree in Early Childhood Education. Jayne’s extensive background in developmental psychology, human relations and services, lead her to develop her own, unique and effective pedagogy with children and an even stronger aspiration to implement it.

As a current resident of Bellingham, Massachusetts, opening the doors to G.A.T.E.S. 2 Education in August 2010, was a dream come true, enabling her to demonstrate her daily life commitment to children and the services provided to their families, all while establishing and building strong connections throughout our small community. Jayne’s passion for her craft resonates throughout her center, always striving to demonstrate the differences that effective childcare and all its components can have on our children and their families. 

Emily Lytwyn


Emily has been with the GATES family for over 8 years.  As a graduate of Emmanuel College with duel degrees in both Secondary Education and English, as well as Early Childhood Development, she has taught both locally and abroad.

 With a Masters Degree in Education with a specialization in Special Education, ELL certifications and a Moderate Disabilities license, Emily prides herself on her ability to assist her families and coworkers alike and is a strong advocate for bridging economic gaps within our community.

Kathanne Franklin

Lead Teacher: Preschool Program

Miss Kat has worked with GATES since 2014.  A graduate from the Community College of Rhode Island, she has dedicated herself to a career in Early Childhood Education and has worked her way up to a Director 2 certification in Massachusetts. She is well known for her relentless focus on "her primary purpose - to teach children and to challenge their abilities and skills so they are constantly learning".  Kat is always engaged in professional development opportunities, keeping her methods congruent with her ever-evolving students.

Danielle Santana

Lead Teacher: 

Toddler Program

As a graduate of Mass Bay and CCRI, Danielle studied developmental psychology and Early Childhood Curriculum. Working with young children all day takes huge measures of patience and Danielle's nature helps take the ups and downs of every day in stride, while focusing on the end goals of each individual child. Her creativity and flexibility makes every day learning fun. Danielle is consistently engaging in The Department of Early Education and Care's Professional Development System and is licensed through Massachusetts.

Mary Hartland


Infant Program

 As a graduate of both Dean College and CCRI, Mary started her career as a Pediatric Dental Hygienist. The patience and multi-tasking skills required have translated seamlessly into the classroom. Mary treats her infants as her own and works with families to create a schedule individualized to each child. 

Like all GATES teachers, Mary is First-Aid and CPR Certified, a licensed Infant-Toddler Teacher and continues to engage in on-going professional development through The Department of Early Education and Care.