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. We also provide your child with two well-rounded meals and a snack prepared on-site by our talented food service team.
Keeping children up to date on health screenings is a part of the family support services we provide at Next Door.
- Immunizations (referrals provided)
- Lead testing (conducted at Next Door)
- Vision or hearing screenings (conducted at Next Door)
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.
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.