Certified teachers work with patients, families, home school districts, and members of the patient’s care team to develop an appropriate instructional plan for each student.
Education sessions can then take place at a patient's bedside or in our hospital classroom, during normal school days and hours. The length of the sessions depends on many things, including the patient's health and emotional well-being.
Who Is Eligible
Children who are:
- patients age 5-18 years
- patients staying overnight in the hospital, missing school for 10 consecutive days or more
- patients who have long hospital admissions or repeated hospital admissions over the course of a school year
Any member of your child’s care team can refer your child to the program.
For Rehabilitation Patients
Children who are inpatients of the Rehabilitation Service Unit or who participate in the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Outpatient Program are eligible for the school program from the first day of admission.
Educational sessions are held in the rehabilitation classroom at regularly scheduled times.