Daystar’s coordinated, case-management approach ensures that each child’s individual healthcare, educational, developmental, and social-emotional goals are supported in an encouraging atmosphere of their peers.
Daystar offers year-round, comprehensive day-respite services for children as young as four months of age, until they successfully transition into kindergarten. Daystar operates fifty (50) weeks per year, with two annual week-long breaks scheduled in December and July. Program hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm with two Extended-Day options available to eligible enrollees.
Daystar’s innovative, coordinated-care model incorporates expert pediatric nursing services, daily group educational enrichment programs, individualized therapeutic services, and family training, education, and support services delivered by classroom teams comprised of certified special education teachers, pediatric registered nurses (RN), and teacher aides experienced in supporting children with special needs and their families.
Is My Child Eligible?
Children qualifying for day-respite services at Daystar have been discharged from the hospital but have intensive healthcare needs requiring close monitoring and management by skilled pediatric nurses to stabilize and/or promote their health and well-being.
Daystar serves children with a wide range of healthcare and developmental needs. Children may be technology dependent, relying upon medical devices such as feeding tubes, broviac or central lines for administering medications, require oxygen or respiratory support, and/or experience medical conditions that require skilled nursing supervision to maintain their health and development.
Daystar’s pioneering work to support children coping with serious medical and developmental complexities will become a model program for replication, meeting the demand for services to support families and their medically fragile children during their transition from hospital to home, and helping children reach their fullest potential.
Expert skilled pediatric nursing
inclusive learning environment
Unmatched 2:1 child to teacher ratio
Affordable day-rates for all incomes
Year-round, full-day structured group and individualized enrichment program
"Where Love Shines"- Our Family Centered Approach
Care-Coordination and Service Navigation Support
Preschool wrap-around services
Specialized therapeutic services