TK News and Stories

Family Engagement

The first meaningful relationship a child forms is with their family. That is why Early Childhood Education and Child Development strongly focuses on engaging families in their child’s development. Families that are involved in their child’s learning improve their child’s cognition, language, and social-emotional development. Families help improve the quality of care their child receive….

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The Flusher Family & KidShip

KidShip is different from other day care programs.  We bring together children of all abilities.  Children with medical conditions such as technology dependency, children with developmental delay, and children without disabilities all play and learn together. Meet the Flusher Family and their little boy Logan. Our little miracle boy Logan James Flusher was born full term on September…

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Volunteer Opportunity Awaits at Totally Kids

Youth Volunteer Program  Starting in June, we conducted interviews for the Totally Kids Youth Volunteer Program. Children and teens from the ages of 11- 17 years old have the opportunity to volunteer with our Child Development Department. Our volunteers will work directly with our residents by providing fun and meaningful activities that are both age…

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Monthly Church Service

The patients and residents of Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital asked for opportunities to worship so we recently introduced a monthly church service in keeping with our family-centered care.  Emmaus Redlands, a local congregation, volunteered to bring music, teaching, prayer, and fellowship time to our hospital campus in our Family Room. The first church service was…

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Family & Me Days!

Introducing the new Family & Me Day! The Early Intervention program has started a new class every Friday.  This new program encourages families to become involved with creating memories such as: making footprint butterflies, planting flowers, exploring new textures, and many more fun activities. The Family & Me Day allows families to feel more comfortable interacting with…

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Having fun with Recreation Therapy!

RECREATION THERAPY & THE POWER OF PLAY Ever think about the connection between health and recreation? Consider this: research supports that children cope better with being hospitalized when given the opportunity to play. Children, adolescents and people of all ages recovering from physical injuries, trauma, medically fragile states and disabilities recover more quickly and are…

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Youth Volunteer Program

Kids Serving Kids – Our Youth Volunteer Program Is On!

Early this morning I felt a special energy in the air when I arrived to our campus. As I walked into our main building, I was met by a group of early teens whose happiness was evidenced by their big smiles and joyful demeanor. They were on their way to one of our conference rooms to participate in…

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Celebrating Milestones with Tiarra

We would like to take the time to acknowledge one of our residents for meeting a major milestone in her life. Tiarra is beginning to walk on her own! There has been a huge team effort from family, rehab, child development, and nursing staff to help her reach this milestone. There are multiple steps in…

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This Month in Child Development – August 2015

This month in Child Development, we spent time Under the Sea with our residents. We created decorations and art activities throughout the month and decorated our MP rooms. Our residents enjoyed seeing the decorations and learning about various mammals and fish under the sea. Some of our activities include working on their cognitive skills by…

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Child Development News – December 2014

Hello! My name is Pauline Hennessey and I am the Director of Developmental Care & Patient Services for Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Totally Kids is a pediatric rehabilitation hospital, serving children 2 to 21 years of age that have rehabilitation needs. We also have a distinct part, subacute care facility serving children from birth to…

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