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Daystar Kids is New York State’s only Pediatric Complex Care Center, helping families successfully transition their infant or young child with complex medical conditions from the hospital to home and support their healthy development all the way until they enroll in kindergarten.  

Daystar Kids award-winning center-based programs provide families with a comprehensive blend of coordinated support services to help their children overcome the limitations of their medical conditions and acquire the skills they need to fulfill their developmental, social and educational goals.  

Children participate daily in the group early educational enrichment programs, receive early intervention therapies on-site, and have all their special health care needs attended to by Daystar Kids collaborative and professional teams of special and early education teachers, related therapists and skilled pediatric nurses. 

Hear it from the families


Best Practices Program & Environment

by New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Community Organization of the Year

by Tops Rochester 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade committee

“Daystar celebrates all the kids and looks beyond their medical conditions. They have been instrumental in preparing Joseph to take the next step in his journey to kindergarten. Daystar has given us peace of mind knowing that there are nurses on staff and the best educators for all of our children—they are an extension of our family and we are so grateful!” 

—Parthenais Family

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