Door Community Child Development Center to Begin Providing Child Care Services

The Door Community Child Development Center (DCCDC) plans to begin providing child care services Sept. 7! It will be located in Sturgeon Bay’s former Barker Child Development Center, which was shuttered in March because of the pandemic and permanently closed in July. Enrollment will begin Aug. 10.

The quick reopening of Sturgeon Bay’s primary child care facility is the result of much hard work by the Barker Center’s former director, Alexis Fuller; and the combined efforts of Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and the Sturgeon Bay YMCA. The DCMC will now lease the building, which the YMCA owns. 

Tuition rates will be competitive with other child care centers in Door, Brown and Kewaunee counties, and along with state subsidies, a scholarship fund is being established to help families cover tuition costs.The DCCDC will be following the Creative Curriculum, which will include Wisconsin model early-learning standards, and it will be working with Youngstar to be formally rated within the first year of opening. The center will be open weekdays, 6 am – 5:30 pm, to provide child care to children ages six weeks to five years. Parents can add their name to the waiting list at