Innovative, Interactive Education
PedsAcademy at Nemours Children’s Hospital is a pediatric school program in partnership with the University of Central Florida (UCF). It provides pediatric patients of all ages with educational opportunities while they are at the hospital. Instruction is tailored to meet each child’s unique learning needs.
A variety of educational technology tools are used to promote student engagement and learning, including robotics, augmented/virtual reality and 3-D printing. The school program coordinator also provides educational referrals, resources, and guidance to families related to the hospital/homebound application process, individualized educational plans (IEPs), 504 plans, and school re-entry. Education sessions are provided at bedside, or in a small group setting in the PedsAcademy classroom located on the hospital’s 5th floor.