Health & Wellness
Healthy children = Strong students!
Nurses, like Ms. Heather, offer tender, loving care to your children.

Health & Wellness

Healthy children make stronger students!

At Next Door, we make sure health and wellness are incorporated into all of our programs. We have a health office staffed with nurses from Children’s Hospital. For families without health benefits, our pediatric nurse practitioner can perform physical exams. We also provide your child with two well-rounded meals and a snack prepared on-site by our talented food service team.

Health Screenings

Keeping children up to date on health screenings is a part of the family support services we provide at Next Door.

  • Immunizations
  • Lead testing
  • Vision or hearing screenings

Dental Care

Next Door partners with volunteer dentists for dental exams and fluoride varnish treatments for Head Start and Charter School Children. Marquette University Dental School partners with Next Door for the Infant Oral Care Program, which screens our Early Head Start children.

Positive Behavior Support

Behavioral issues can have many causes. Next Door’s professionals, consultants and support staff are qualified to address not only the primary causes, but also the secondary factors that can influence a child’s behavior. Early identification and resolution of behavioral issues are important parts of our overall approach to school readiness.

Additional Community Resource

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has a Primary Care and Dental Center at our 29th Street building. The pediatricians there serve children from Next Door as well as the community at large.

Special Needs

If your child has special needs, we will work with your family to ensure they receive appropriate assistance. Our Special Education Staff prepare individual education plans for each student, identifying problem areas and outlining goals that best fit their needs. The staff works closely with parents so they can take a hands-on role in monitoring their child’s educational progress.