We’ve been caring for children who are medically fragile for over 15 years!

The Kidz Club has been helping children who are medically fragile and their families since 1999. Our unique program is licensed by the states of Kentucky and Florida as a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) – or, more simply – a medical day care.

Children who aren’t able to attend a typical daycare because they have a medical condition can safely attend The Kidz Club. We’ll make sure they receive the skilled nursing care they need in a stimulating, fun, daycare setting. Parents can go back to work or school and feel good knowing that their child with special needs will be well cared for while spending the day with their peers. The Kidz Club provides the safest, most up-lifting, cost-effective medical day care treatment available.

The Kidz Club four-part program:



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Medical:

The Kidz Club pioneered the Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) program in Kentucky. A PPEC is a program for children with on-going medical issues who require daily nursing care and medical supervision.

Our staff includes RNs (Registered Nurses), LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses), CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) and Caregivers. The staff gets to know your child and their medical condition by spending the day with them - in their classroom, while they eat, during their therapy sessions and during playtime.

This close interaction makes it easy for the nurse to spot small changes in a child’s medical condition. This relationship typically results in early intervention to avoid more serious problems later. A good example of this would be administering a quick breathing treatment to avoid a severe asthma attack. The RN case manager becomes the point person for your child’s care team including center staff, Primary Care Physician, Therapist, Specialist, Teachers and parents. In many instances, The Kidz Club staff becomes the eyes and ears of treating physicians.

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Education:

Every child in The Kidz Club benefits from our education program. The Kidz Club helps prepare the younger children for kindergarten by offering a full time pre-school program. The Kidz Club supports school-age children with our daily education program that includes important help with homework.


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Physical / Social:

Many children who now enjoy a day at The Kidz Club filled with friends and physical activities lived an isolated life prior to joining our program. Their socialization was a visit from a private duty nurse and family. When they spend their day at The Kidz Club they are with their peers learning in the classroom, making music and playing games indoors and out.

The Kidz Club staff knows that therapy is key to your child’s overall progress. Our on-site therapy is convenient for the parents and helps your child grow stronger and more independent. Therapy follow-through, disguised as play, accelerates the benefits of therapy.

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Nutrition:

Good nutrition is an important part of every child’s well being. In some cases a child’s doctor will prescribe a menu for The Kidz Club kitchen staff to follow.

All of The Kidz Club centers have full commercial kitchens. We feel it’s the only way to meet the nutrition, allergy, and portion requirements of each individual child.




How to start:

If you have a child who is medically fragile (or you know a child who is medically fragile), please contact us by calling: 888-902-5439.

We’re here to answer any questions you may have. We’d love to set up a tour of The Kidz Club center nearest your child.

For a child to participate in The Kidz Club program, their Primary Care Physician (family doctor) and/or Specialist must order the care. The Kidz Club support staff is available to help you and your doctor make it happen – all you need to do is call us at 888-902-5439.

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