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HOW WE HELP

Helping children reach one milestone after another.

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If your infant or child requires daily skilled nursing care, Your Child’s Place offers individualized care in a friendly, safe environment. You can feel good knowing that we are licensed by the Department of Health as a Pediatric Extended Care Center and the Department of Human Services as a Child Care Center.

Children with complex medical needs are assisted to meet life’s milestones – big and small. It’s what we do. Day in and day out. It’s the best feeling in the world.

A team of experienced Pediatric Registered Nurses and Child Care Associates work together in a therapeutic environment to provide children with necessary medical care; in addition to educational, developmental, and social activities. Children who require speech, occupational, physical, vision therapies may have those services delivered on site and incorporated into their day. They are also challenged to learn and grow in one of three classrooms divided according to developmental stages.

Sometimes, parents need support too. That’s why we provide everything from educational guidance and collaborative care to support groups and interactive training and resources.

Centrally located in Washington, PA, we facilitate services through:

  • The Early Intervention program for children from birth to age 3
  • Intermediate Unit for children age 3 to school age
  • Other outpatient therapy providers
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FAQs

How do I get started?

Contact the Clinical Director to determine if your child would qualify for medical daycare services. If your child meets the qualifications, set up a tour.

How do I pay for Your Child’s Place?

Your Child’s Place maintains contracts with 3 major insurance companies and can negotiate contracts with smaller companies to cover costs. Additionally, a child’s Medical Assistance can be utilized to compensate for services. Once Your Child's Place has gathered a prescription for services, it will be forwarded on to the child’s insurance company for approval and authorization. The child’s insurance company will determine the medical need for your child to attend Your Child’s Place.

Who provides transportation to and from Your Child’s Place?

Your Child’s Place does not provide transportation. Each child’s parents are responsible for the transportation of their child. Children who depart the center for preschool or other educational services must coordinate transportation with appropriate transportation company.

Does Your Child’s Place offer full- and part-time schedules?

Yes, children may attend Your Child’s Place full-time or part-time. On days they attend, children must arrive before 10:00 a.m, unless other arrangements have been made. Some insurance companies require your child to be at Your Child’s Place for a minimum of 6 hours a day.

Does Your Child’s Place provide before/after-school care?

Yes, children who have attended Your Child’s Place regularly and have reached the age of 3 may begin attending outside special education programs. Under the child’s insurance company requirements, the child may receive before/after school care as long as the center can accommodate.

Does Your Child’s Place provide physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy?

Children who qualify for early intervention and school age programs may have their services delivered at Your Child’s Place through outside agencies. Physician prescribed services are available based on individual need. Your Child’s Place has no early intervention therapists on its staff, but will help coordinate these services for families.

When is Your Child’s Place open?

Your Child’s Place is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM. We’re closed on weekends and major holidays.

How many children can Your Child's Place accommodate?

The center is licensed to accommodate up to 30 children.

How is Your Child’s Place licensed?

Your Child’s Place is dually licensed by the Department of Health, as a Pediatric Extended Care Center, and by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services as a Child Care Center.

If my child becomes sick with a fever or illness while at Your Child’s Place, what is your policy for return?

Your Child’s Place operates under the typical regulations set forth by the Department of Human Services regarding illness. The child must depart the center within 1 ½ hours of receiving a call that the child is sick and may not return for 24 hours after start of fever and/or after an antibiotic has been prescribed if applicable. The child must remain fever free 8 hours prior to arrival and not have received any fever-reducing medications in the meantime. If the child has a communicable disease, the child must first receive authorization for return from pediatrician or healthcare professional providing care.

Who Belongs at Your Child’s Place?

Life’s challenges are pronounced when your child has medically fragile needs. It’s hard to leave them, but it’s easy to trust Your Child’s Place. One visit, and you’ll know you’ve found a place like no other.

Our extended care center is open to children who:

  • are aged 6 weeks to 8 years of age with complex medical needs.

  • would qualify for in-home nursing services.

  • would need constant monitoring with a short-term acute need for outpatient rehabilitation or nursing care.

  • also have long-term medical needs including those who are ventilator-dependent.

  • need skilled respite care and who have either recently undergone surgery or who need short-term care in a supervised environment until they recover.