School is a very important part of each child’s day. The Child Life School Program at Cincinnati Children’s is offered for this reason.
Bedside Education teachers provide school-aged children with grade-level appropriate instruction during a hospital stay when the child’s condition allows.
Participation in the Child Life School Program gives patients the opportunity to complete assignments and receive credit for attending school during their hospital stay. School services usually begin following the third day of hospitalization.
Instruction takes place in a multiage classroom or at bedside for students who are confined to their rooms. With parental permission, school needs can be communicated between the hospital classroom and the child’s school. Families are encouraged to bring their child’s books to the hospital. If no assignments are available, age-appropriate work will be offered. Daily attendance is recorded and sent to the child’s school following discharge.
Arrangements for attending school can be made by calling the hospital teacher at 513-636-0571 or by contacting your child’s nurse.