When a child is hospitalized for lengthy period of time, one of their biggest concerns may be the fear of falling behind in school. Participating in school activities allows students to keep up with their studies, stay in touch with their peers and focus on something other than their hospitalization. School-related tasks are familiar for most children, and they serve to normalize and humanize an often intimidating, painful and foreign experience.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital provides a certified teacher to work with hospitalized children while they are in the hospital as part of the Child Life, Education and Arts Program.
The Hospital School Program is generously grant funded by The JUST TRYAN IT Foundation and the Albert L. Tucker and Elizabeth T. Tucker Foundation. If you have any questions or are interested in donating, please contact Katie Wallace, Child Life, Education and Arts Coordinator, [email protected].