Next Door is an income-based Early-Head-Start and Head-Start School. We accept children aged six-weeks through 4 years. Families are considered qualified based on income status as well as a points system that rates families in a variety of categories. Examples of these categories include but are not limited to; foster children, families facing crisis situations, families receiving public assistance, and families who meet or exceed the federal poverty guidelines.

Application Process

Next Door accepts enrollment applications for children throughout the year. We accept children into our programs based on availability of classroom openings.

Click HERE to complete an Interest Form

In order to complete your child’s application – you must come in to either center to finish the enrollment process. Both our 29th St. and Capitol Dr. locations have walk-in enrollment hours from 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Proof of your Child’s Age: Birth Certificate, Birth Announcement, or Immunization Records
  • Proof of your Family’s Income: Examples include but are not limited to: Employment W-2 or 1040 tax documentation from the PREVIOUS YEAR, Public Assistance Benefits Letter SNAP/W-2/SSI; and other types of verifications

About Next Door

Next Door serves children and families with high quality, personalized, early childhood education programs to introduce and provide skills for school readiness across all program options.

Our Center-based program serves children from six-weeks to 4 years old offers small class sizes have two to three teachers in each classroom.

We offer a weekly 90-minute HOME VISITATION PROGRAM, servicing prenatal moms and children birth to 4 years. Next Door also partners with premier Early Childhood Education centers across the city of Milwaukee.

Program Highlights:

  • Center-based hours: Monday-Friday 8am-3pm (extended hours available for qualified families).
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack
  • Diapers, Wipes, and Formula (Infants/Toddlers)
  • Medical and Dental Screenings
  • Language, Math, Science, Art and Music curriculum
  • Special Support Services
  • Library Visits and Age appropriate Field Trips
  • Family and Community Resources

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