School and Classroom Teachers/The Hospital Schools Program
New York City Board of Education classroom teachers work with pediatric patients on a regular basis to maintain their schoolwork while they are in the hospital. The Hospital Schools Program provides educational services for all school-age public, private and parochial students who are hospitalized. It provides continuing education to enable the hospitalized student to return to school with little or no loss of academic standing.
The Hospital Schools Program provides small group or individual bedside instruction, so the student can work at a pace that suits his or her needs. Teachers offer instruction for grades kindergarten through high school with a program tied to New York State/NYC’s New Performance Standards city and statewide testing programs.
The staff in our Patient/Health Education Department provides free materials to patients and family members, helping them to better understand their medical problem and how best to care for themselves once they leave the hospital. Please ask a member of our healthcare team or your nurse for a referral on the information that you may need.
Project DOCC (Delivery of Chronic Care)
Project DOCC was developed by parents of chronically ill children. Through Montefiore’s Grand Rounds, parent interviews and home visits, parents educate medical residents about chronic illness/disability and its impact on families and their communities. For families who live with chronic illness, this is an opportunity to educate physicians on that experience. For more information, please call the Family Learning Place at 718-741-2FLP (2357).