Banyan is a Licensed PPEC for Special Needs Children from Birth to 21 Years of Age.
A PPEC (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care) is a nurse-staffed pediatric day care center for medically complex children age birth to 21 years. Our staff includes Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Caregivers, who attend to the children’s medical conditions throughout the day in classroom, dining, play, and clinical settings.
This allows our team to closely monitor and identify any changes in medical condition and facilitate early intervention to avoid complications. The RN case manager directs the children’s care while at the center and maintains communication with center staff, primary and specialty physicians, therapists, and teachers.
Banyan Services Include…
Services are prescribed by a physician and include, but are not limited to:
Daily skilled nursing assessments and ongoing interventions.
RN case management of the “total child” with multi-disciplinary coordination of care services.
Care delivered in a developmentally appropriate, nurturing and therapeutic environment.
Onsite therapies available including speech, physical, and occupational.
Consultations with Registered Dieticians/nutrition services, meal planning and weight management.
Full to partial support with all activities of daily living (ADLs).
Goal oriented education-based program with scheduled developmentally appropriate daily activities.
Parent and family support with daily education based on the needs of the child.
Community resources and referrals.
Ongoing communication and coordination with primary care providers and sub-specialists.
Who We Care For…
Children with a variety of complex medical needs that include, but are not limited to:
• Complications of Prematurity • Genetic/Syndromes • Chromosomal Anomalies
• Neurological Disorders • Cardiac Disease • GI Disorders • Cerebral Palsy
• Neurological/Neuromuscular Disorder • Traumatic Life Events • Abuse
• Medication Administration • NG/GT/JT Feedings • Feeding Disorders • Diabetes • IV Infusions
• Wound and Ostomy Care • Pulmonary Disease • Oxygen, Trach and Vent Dependent
Banyan is a Place for Learning…and Fun!
Our interactive programs focus on on the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. Banyan staff members implement and support educational programming to promote early childhood education and guide staff to provide quality infant/toddler, early childhood, and school age programs.
Each room follows a schedule based on age and developmental level. Our schedules incorporate a balance of themed and lesson activities, outside or gross motor time, small and large group times, and creative projects daily while at the center. Children are also provided with a nap, rest, or quiet activity time mid-day as developmentally appropriate.
Banyan Helps Children Get Physical and
Form Lasting Friendships!
A key benefit for children attending Banyan centers is the opportunity to interact with peers, make friends and have fun! Banyan kids participate in group activities and play together throughout the day and develop social skills in a bright, friendly and safe environment.
Therapy is an important component to many of our children’s care and development. Banyan is proud to partner with Lampert's Therapy Group to provide occupational, physical and speech-language therapy to our centers. This affiliation is not only convenient for families who's child may require specialized care, it also results in superior outcomes due to consistency throughout the therapy cycle.
Proper nutrition is a vital part of the health and well being of our kids. Banyan follows all government recommendations with the most up-to-date best practices for nutrition and training. Our team utilizes comprehensive plans that offer a variety of well-balanced meals proportioned according to our children's needs. Banyan centers have three meal service times: breakfast, lunch, and snack. No outside food is permitted during meal service (with the exception of baby food), and any altered meals must have prior approval.
In some cases, a child’s doctor or the parent will prescribe an individualized menu for a child with a specific allergy and nutritional needs. With our full commercial kitchen and dedicated chef and crew, we can ensure that each child’s needs are met.
Banyan Participates in the USDA Child
and Adult Care Food Program.
Transportation provided to and from the center daily.
Driver accompanied by an RN/LPN on the vehicle.
Emergency equipment on vehicle.
Emergency training procedures for all personnel.
Driver CPR and First Aid Certified.
Safe Driver Training & Education.
AAP approved car seat/appropriate installation.