A new early childhood option could soon be available in northern Door County. Gibraltar Area Schools is seeing if there is interest in the district creating a pilot four-year-old kindergarten program for the 2022-2023 school year. Research shows that children participating in programs like 4K are more likely to complete school, avoid remedial classes, and experience high levels of achievement in high school. Gibraltar Superintendent Tina Van Meer says it is important for them to collaborate with other early education providers to find a solution that works for everyone.
With the survey closing to respondents within the next two weeks, Van Meer’s goal is to develop a proposal for a pilot 4K program to be discussed at the next Gibraltar School Board meeting.