“It is easier to
build strong children
than to repair
broken men.”

- Frederick Douglas






Child Care
For ages 6 weeks to 12 years

The heart of our children’s programs:
The Elaine Schreiber
Child Development Center

The Elaine Schreiber Child Development Center is a licensed childcare center operated by Silver Spring Neighborhood Center.

We serve more than 100 children ages six weeks to 12 years

90% of our Early Childhood Education participants are at age-appropriate reading level by third grade compared to just 12% in Milwaukee Public Schools

95% of participants improved communication skills

95% of children displayed developmental improvement in cognitive skills

Recently we’ve received a 4 Star YoungStar rating

For students from 6 weeks old to 12 years
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday • 6:00 am – 6:00 pm


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After School
For K5 through 8th grade

The learning doesn’t have to end when the school day does

Our Afterschool Programs provide many opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutorial services to help students meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.

In addition, we offer our Afterschool participants a broad array of services, programs, and activities, such as:

  • Youth development activities
  • Drug and violence prevention programs
  • Counseling programs
  • Art
  • Music
  • Recreation programs
  • Technology education programs
  • Character education programs

Silver Neighborhood Center manages two after-school programs. To apply use the phone numbers listed below.

Thurston Woods Campus
5966 N. 35th ST
Milwaukee, WI 53209
K5 thru 8th grade
Monday – Friday • 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Contact: 393-2850

Browning Elementary School
5440 N 64th St
Milwaukee, WI 53218
K5-5th grade
Monday – Friday • 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Contact: 463-7950 x 69

Browning Elementary After School program hosts monthly Family Nights. Themes have included Black History Month, Safe Halloween, Math Night and Literacy Night. Each night emphasizes the connections between parent involvement in academic success and post-social behavior. As many as 200 families attended our events.

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Meal Program

It’s hard to be hungry for knowledge when you haven’t eaten

One hot meal per day is provided Monday through Friday to all participants in our after school Meal Program. The meals are provided through the MPS Nutritional Meal Program.

In our early childhood center, we prepare healthy meals in our own kitchen.

To find out if your child is eligible, call us at 414.463.7950.