Next Door - Home of Educare


Welcome to Next Door!

We will work with families on their preferred location according to needs. Our targeted service areas are: North Boundary: Silver Spring Dr., South Boundary: North Ave., East Boundary: Milwaukee River, West Boundary: 76th St.

NEW! Check out 2014-15 Enrollment Information Here!

For more information, call 414-562-2929

Next Door Programs:

Next Door offers programs for  families with children age birth to 5, including pre-natal services for expecting mothers.

Program Options include: Early Head Start & Head Start Home/Center-based preschool,(Part-Day, Full-Day, Before & After School), Educare, and Family Support programs including:  Fatherhood Enrichment, Books for Kids and Adult Education. Enroll in one of Next Door Early Childhood Education programs now!

Enrollment Site Information

Next Door - Main  2545 N. 29th Street, Milwaukee WI 53210   414-562-2929   Directions 

(Administration, Head Start, Early Head Start, Educare, Books for Kids, Fatherhood, Adult Ed)

 Next Door Head Start sites:   


Urban Day School, 3782 N. 12th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53206    p. 414-263-2781

Oliver Wendell Holmes School, 2463 N. Buffum Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212   p. 414-562-2929

Capitol, 5310 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53216   p. 414-562-2929

New Partner! Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W. Auer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212  p. 414-562-4997


Campus Visits

Parents are always welcome to visit any of our Next Door locations. Please contact the Enrollment Department at (414) 562-2929.

Walk-Ins are also welcome Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please bring age and income documents.


To apply for Early Head Start, Head Start or Next Door ‘s MPS Charter School,  parents need to complete an Enrollment Pre – Application.

Program Options

Home Visitation Programs

  • Prenatal Services
  • Birth to age 3
  • Ages 3  to 4




Center-based Programs

  • Part Day Head Start: age 3
  • Full Day Head Start age 4

Programs that are Full Day, Full Year Requires Child Care Subsidy:

  • Early Head Start: ages 6 weeks - 2 years
  • Head Start: ages 3 to 4

What to Bring

Items needed to determine eligibility

Proof of Age (Birth Certificate, Immunization Record)

Proof of Income (W-2, Pay Stubs, Public Assistance, Day Care Authorization etc.)

Completed Pre-Application

*Note: Kindergarten applicants must be 3 years old by September 1


Next Door | 2545 N. 29th Street | Milwaukee, WI 53210 | (414) 562-2929

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