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Child Care Partnership Programs

At Next Door, we’re committed to providing under-resourced children in Milwaukee with the resources and skills they need for a strong start in life. To amplify this impact and ensure equal access to these high-quality services, we partner with 10 early childhood sites through our Child Care Partnership (CCP) program. Next Door shares its expertise and resources with each center-based site, helping to support children and families across the city.  

Interested to find which of these sites may be the best fit for your family? Read below to learn more about the organizations Next Door is proud to partner with. Early Head Start and Head Start enrollment requires proof of child’s age and household income.

For more information on CCP Program Enrollment, contact Mary Franklin at with questions.

COA Youth & Family Centers

909 E Garfield Ave & 2320 W Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI | (414) 263-8383

COA’s family-based, community-forward approach to learning provides enhanced learning opportunities for children while simultaneously lending a supporting hand to families in need. With youth programming and resources focused on achieving academic and personal development, both of COA’s site locations will help children succeed and ensure families thrive.

Click HERE for enrollment guidelines | Click HERE for teacher employment opportunities at COA Youth & Family Centers

Elaine Schreiber Child Development Center

5460 N. 64th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53218 | (414) 463-7950

The Elaine Schreiber Child Development Center is a licensed childcare center operated by Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, serving more than 100 children ages six weeks to 12 years. 90% of their Early Childhood Education participants are at age-appropriate reading level by third grade compared to just 12% in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Click HERE for enrollment guidelines

JO’s Learning Academy

3027 W Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53215 | (414) 384-7825

JO’s Learning Academy pairs active and creative learning with a strong environment enriched with support, encouragement and partnership with families. This site empowers families to be active partners in their child’s success and commits to quality education by adhering to various core values, including promoting positive school/home relationships, celebrating diversity, and personalizing learning for each child.

Click HERE for enrollment guidelines | Click HERE for teacher employment opportunities at JO’s Learning Academy

La Causa

809 W Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204 | (414) 647-5980

La Causa’s Early Education and Care Center is a full-service bilingual childcare cent that focuses on children’s educational and social-emotional development. All children receive developmental screenings, create goals with parent input and track progress to ensure each individual child is meeting developmental milestones.

Call (414) 647-5980 for enrollment guidelines | Click HERE for teacher employment opportunities at La Causa

Malaika Early Learning Center

125 W Auer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212 | (414) 562-4997

Children at Malaika Early Learning Center are taught how to succeed academically and overcome the challenges that are presented in their lives from an early age, introducing skills that are needed to become productive citizens later in life. By collaborating with families to establish a strong academic, social, and emotional foundation, this site provides students with excellent education despite their socio-economic situations or family structure.

Click HERE for enrollment guidelines

Neighborhood House

2819 W Richardson Place, Milwaukee, WI 53208 | (414) 933-6161

Neighborhood House is a community-based, educational center serving individuals and families at all stages of life and regardless of income. This site’s long legacy of early childhood care provides quality learning that challenges young minds and develops social-emotional skills through hands-on sensory exploration and storytelling, setting young kids up for success in school.

Call (414) 933-6161 ext. 139 for enrollment guidelines | Click HERE for teacher employment opportunities at Neighborhood House

St. Joseph Academy

1600 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53215 | (414) 645-5337

At St. Joseph Academy, curiosity and imagination are at the forefront of educational practices. Children are encouraged to discover themselves through the use of hands-on learning activities and quality care giving that follows four core program components: social emotional development, cognitive development, physical development, and literacy and language development.

Click HERE for enrollment guidelines | Click HERE for teacher employment opportunities at St. Joseph Academy

Train Up A Child

Lincoln Creek, Milwaukee, WI 53216 | (414) 268-6190

Train Up a Child Learning Center is a home-based Licensed Family Child Care who provides service to children ages 3 Weeks-13 Years. Train Up a Child’s mission is to provide emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth and development to children in partnership with the families. Train Up a Child is a clean, safe, nurturing, comfortable, and loving environment where children can play and learn.

Call (414) 268-6190 for enrollment guidelines


1350 W. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53205 | (414) 374-9450

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee works to create a healthier, stronger and safer city through a variety of center-based educational and recreational programs for the entire family. Programs at the YMCA are designed to encourage children to develop a love of learning through the use of guided self-discovery and experiential learning.

Call (414) 374-9450 for enrollment guidelines | Click HERE for teacher employment opportunities at the YMCA

Need more help narrowing down the selection? Locate which of our CCP programs is nearest you for easy learning access!