Our goal is to help patients maintain academic skills, while also providing structure and normalization during hospital stays. Our hospital school program offers a variety of educational services tailored to each patient’s needs.
To arrange for your child to participate in the hospital school program, please talk with your social worker, child life specialist or nursing staff.
With parental/guardian permission, the hospital teacher may contact your child’s regular classroom teacher to coordinate assignments while he/she is hospitalized. Assignments can be scanned/emailed directly to the hospital.
The hospital teacher can provide individualized instruction aligned to the school district’s curriculum in a 1:1 or small group setting. Instruction can take place right at your child’s bedside or in our hospital classroom.
The hospital teacher will collaborate with the school district prior to discharge to meet school re-entry needs, which may include an individualized educational plan, 504 plan or hospital/homebound services.
Ultimately, our focus is on preparing your child for a smooth transition back into the classroom, which means we’re in constant contact with your child’s school teacher — gathering assignments and staying updated with classroom progress.
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