Early Child Development & Learning: Birth-Five

NEW for 2023-24 School Year,
and continuing for 2024-25!

Early Childhood Peer Model Program

Southern Door is seeking a limited number of typically developing 3-year-olds to join our Early Childhood Special Education program as peer role models for the 2024-25 school year!  Our goal is that the addition of these peers will help to build language, social, and play skills within the classroom, while developing long lasting friendships.  A morning or afternoon session will be offered 4 days per week.  Please note that Morning spots are extremely limited, and therefore preference may be given to applicants who are able to attend the Afternoon session.  Standard Elementary Materials Fees apply; and as no public school funds are allocated to the peer model program, we are requesting an additional $100 tuition to help cover costs.  Parents must provide daily transportation for their child to and from school.

For more information about this opportunity, please see the slide show below
(or click here to download an interactive, hyperlinked PDF).

To apply, please complete the application below
(also linked here)
by Friday, April 5. 

Please Note: A
ll 2024-25 applicants must be a resident of Southern Door County School District, or
be the child or grandchild of a Southern Door County School District staff member.

 If you have further questions please contact our Early Childhood teacher, Missy Ramel, at [email protected]


If you feel your child would be a good fit for this new program, please complete the application below.

Once your form has been submitted, our Early Childhood teacher, Missy Ramel, will be in contact with you soon to discuss your application and to answer any questions you might have.
Admissions decisions will be finalized by May 15.
** Please Note: Spaces are limited. Program staff will make Admissions decisions based on the best fit for Early Childhood students. Southern Door County School District reserves the right to dismiss any Peer Model who is not able to act as a role model child within the program. We reserve the right to discontinue the Peer Model program, either temporarily or long-term, in the event that the services/support needs of our Early Childhood students change or otherwise exceed our staffing ability to include Peer Model children in the classroom.
Thank you for your interest in our program!