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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.

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

offers all this while embracing the gratitude that every day, we're not simply caring for any child,

but the most important child — yours!

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