The newly renovated Early Childhood Center at Blythedale Children's Hospital now has openings for its full-day preschool program.
This 12-month program is designed for children who are able to live at home, but still require a level of medical and/or rehabilitative care that cannot be met by a traditional preschool or outpatient therapy program.
Children admitted to Blythedale's preschool attend a classroom-based full-day program. They receive daily medical supervision and nursing care, as well as comprehensive rehabilitation services (including physical, occupational, speech and/or feeding therapy) in the context of a typical preschool setting. Lunch and snack are provided. Parent involvement is encouraged.
Blythedale offers unique programs that address the educational, developmental and social needs of children from 18 months through five years of age.
As the only independent specialty children's hospital in New York State, Blythedale is well-suited to care for children with specialized medical needs. We see a wide-range of medical diagnoses in our program, including traumatic brain injury, burns, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, pulmonary disorders, and feeding problems. The goal of the program is to give children with special needs the intensive therapies, medical care, and educational services they need to help them reach their full potential and transition to an appropriate placement within their communities.
For additional information, please contact Director of Early Childhood Programs Lisa Petrucelli at (914) 831-2454 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blythedale's Early Childhood Center Team