By Tim Kowols
Transitioning from grade to grade can be tough for many students, which is why Gibraltar Area School District collaborates with the Northern Door Children’s Center to ease the concerns of their smallest incoming students. Teachers from Gibraltar travel to Sister Bay to work with children that qualify for special early childhood care instead of bussing the children to the district’s Fish Creek buildings. Gibraltar School Board member Mike Peot says the center also runs a special program to introduce the students to their future school.
Northern Door Children’s Center provides 4 year-old kindergarten in addition to its infant/toddler looping program and prescholar mixed-aged preschool program.