Children, from birth to age 20, learn and grow through stimulating, educational, and therapeutic programs.
An array of services is available for children with both intellectual and physical disabilities. Redwood’s Educational Care program offers families an inclusive therapeutic childcare environment where children with and without special needs grow and learn.
Also available to families is therapeutic intervention. This array of services includes occupational, physical and speech therapy, early intervention, and other specialized services designed to enrich the the lives of children. Through this unique mix of supplemental programs, children are given the opportunity to be better prepared for school and adulthood.
Nurses are also available throughout Redwood to deliver any physician prescribed services, such as medication administration, gastrostomy feedings, respiratory treatments, and tracheostomy care.
Redwood recognizes how important nutrition is to a child's development. Dietary staff are onhand to prepare and serve nutritious meals that also adhere to any special dietary needs and/or feeding restrictions.
Mentors in the School Age Child Care program are ever ready to address the needs of older youth, such as toileting, changing clothes, and other activities of a more personal nature.
For more information, please contact Katrina Proud at (859) 331-0880 or explore the program links to the right.
For questions about therapy or early intervention, please contact Peggy Farmer.
Educational Care is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)
PPEC at Redwood provides specialized health care and developmental stimulation for children with complex medical needs in an enriching setting that reduces the isolation homebound children may experience. With classroom-based registered nurses and child development staff, PPEC takes a holistic approach to meeting a child's medical, developmental, physical, nutritional, and social needs. Medicaid may pay fees for eligible children, provided parents are working or attending school. Redwood's Early Child Care program is onhand to serve any siblings or other children who also need care and may or may not have special needs.
Just as with our Educational Care programs, children enrolled in PPEC can also benefit from therapeutic intervention. This array of services includes occupational, physical and speech therapy, early intervention, and other specialized services designed to stabilize a child's health condition and improve their quality of life. Through this unique mix of supplemental programs, children are given the opportunity to be better prepared for school and community life.
In addition, children enrolled in PPEC programs receive supplemental dietary supports designed to provide nutritious, delicious meals appropriate for the child's special needs and any feeding restrictions.
Pariwish (Pari) Rana came to Redwood in September of 2013 as a client in our Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program. Diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, Pari experienced delayed growth and development, weak muscle tone and underdeveloped muscles, and was fed with a G-tube. Motor skills, such as sitting, standing, and walking were non-existent. Pari often suffered from frequent seizures.
Through Redwood’s Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program, Pari received excellent intervention services. She received daily nursing care for her G-tube feedings and seizures, and therapy services including: occupational, physical, and speech.
As a client of Redwood for over a year, Pari made remarkable strides in gaining increased muscle strength, improvements on her social interaction skills with increased eye to eye contact, and gained weight to remove her from the failure to thrive diagnosis.
Before Pari departed from Redwood due to her parents’ job relocation, Pari made significant strides through our nursing and therapy services. We all came to know and love Pari, and know because of her remarkable endurance and determination; Pari will someday achieve independence and reach her highest potential throughout her life.
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