Welcome to Daystar!




Watch Daystar's New Video!
video courtesy of Dixon Schwabl

Watch our video and learn how your support helps children
with special healthcare and developmental needs thrive!

Daystar for Medically Fragile Children is New York State’s first and only pediatric day-respite center designed specifically to meet the community’s growing demand for services for medically fragile infants and young children.

Founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1988 as a foster care provider for medically fragile infants, Daystar has evolved to become an invaluable community resource, providing nursing supervised respite care for infants and children braving multiple serious, and often life-threatening medical and developmental complexities.

Daystar’s innovative model has earned recognition as a Best Practices Program and Environment from New York State’s Office of Children and Families (OCFS).

Daystar’s model incorporates expert pediatric nursing, therapeutic and educational support programming, and parent support and family engagement services to medically fragile children up to age five.

Daystar’s hours of operation are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is located at 700 Lac De Ville Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14618.

Daystar is now accepting applications for admission. Please contact Dianne Clar at (585) 385-6287 ext. 24  for information.

We are approaching the gate for the     8th Annual Daystar Derby!

The Daystar Derby Kickoff Party boasted an unbelievable magician, a tear-jerking video premiere, and of course, a generous gathering of Daystar's community supporters. 

Thanks to Honorary Daystar Derby Chairs Lauren Dixon, Mike Schwabl, and the entire Dixon Schwabl team, half the tables for the 8th Annual Daystar Derby were reserved!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Want to reserve your table? Act quickly!

Contact Jackie Carzo at (585) 385-6287 ext.20 or jcarzo@daystarkids.org

Daystar Derby Kickoff Party