Next Door Pathways Program

Next Door Pathways Program

A pathway to your career!

Next Door’s Pathways Program offers educational opportunities for those who are new to early childhood education – and those who have been long-time Next Door employees.

The Pathways Program offers several different options to earn early childhood education credentials – all at no charge to participants. All participants receive free training, tuition and fees for all program, academic / coaching / wellness support, and technology as needed. All educational programs are offered through Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC).

  • For community members interested in a career in early childhood education:
      • Pre-Apprenticeship Path:  Earn classroom credentials through on-the-job-training and qualify to work as an Assistant Teacher
      • Dual Enrollment Path:  High school students dually enroll in senior year high school classes and in MATC classes to earn their Infant/Toddler Certificate and qualify to work as an Associate Teacher
  • For current Next Door employees:
      • Infant/Toddler Path:  Earn an Infant/Toddler Certificate and qualify to work as an Associate Teacher
      • Apprenticeship Path:  Earn a Technical Diploma in Early Childhood Education and qualify to work as an Early Head Start Lead Teacher
      • Credits for Coaching Path:  Earn an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and qualify to work as a Lead Teacher
      • Associate’s Degree Path:  Earn an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and qualify to work as a Lead Teacher

Hear why Next Door is a great place to work!

Fill out our Pathways Program Interest Form and our Pathways Program Coordinator will be in touch with more information.

Next Door Pathways Program Interest Form