PPEC means Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care
ChildrenFirst PPECs are medical day care centers dedicated to the excellent care of medically fragile infants and children. Our centers are specifically designed to optimize the development of each child's independence, while helping them reach their full potential. Daily care at our centers involves clinical interventions, therapy services and educational activities.
Along with you and your child's physician, we determine your child's specific nursing and therapeutic goals. You'll receive a daily note describing what clinical interventions were done, what therapies (physical therapy PT, occupational therapy OT and speech and language therapy ST or SLP)were received and what developmental and educational activities occurred. Quarterly, or as often as needed, a personal conference is scheduled to discuss thoroughly your child's progress toward all established goals.
ChildrenFirst PPEC centers are open Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We welcome all children from newborn to age 21 and our uniquely designed physical environments promote developmentally appropriate activities for each age group and meet individual needs. Our staff of quality professionals includes experienced RN's, LPN's, Physical Therapists (PT), Speech Therapists (ST or SLP) and Occupational Therapists (OT) and certified preschool teachers. Medically fragile infants and children receive a wide range of physician prescribed clinical interventions including Apnea monitoring, oxygen administration, tracheostomy care, ventilator management, g-tube feedings, medication administration and nutritional management and formula administration.
PPEC is covered by Medicaid, Medicaid HMO’s, CMS Network and some commercial insurances. Our knowledgeable staff will handle all of the paperwork requirements and process your child’s admission, stress free for you and your family.
We encourage you to visit one of our centers in Orlando, FL, meet our team of professionals and experience our environment and program in person. We know when you do, ChildrenFirst PPEC will be your choice for your child.
Should your child ever require nursing care at home in addition to PPEC, our private duty nursing division can easily make those arrangements. We also offer medical equipment and supplies and medications and formulas under our umbrella of ChildrenFirst companies.
ChildrenFirst PPEC is the only PPEC Center to be awarded the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation. Ensuring the quality of every child's daily experiences in early childhood programs, promoting positive child outcomes is the goal of the 10 NAEYC early childhood program standards and accreditation criteria. Since 1985 NAEYC’s national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs.
Learning modules, led by our nurturing educational team, provide opportunity for growth and stimulation every day. Whether engaged in outdoor play, indoor events or arts and crafts, education is an essential part of our daily routine.
The learning center at every ChildrenFirst PPEC is strategically designed by child educators to foster all areas of child development: cognitive, emotional, language, physical and social. Thereby enriching your child's daily experience, while working to achieve and celebrate developmental milestones.