Daystar for Medically Fragile Children | Kids Out and About Rochester

Daystar for Medically Fragile Children

700 Lac De Ville Blvd.
Rochester , NY , 14618
Phone: 585-385-6287
43° 7' 25.896" N, 77° 35' 16.926" W
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Stephanie Buchbinder
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Daystar is New York State’s only Pediatric Day-Respite Center helping families successfully transition their infant or young child with special healthcare needs from the hospital to home, and supports their healthy development all the way until they enroll in kindergarten. Daystar's award-winning center-based programs provide families with a comprehensive blend of coordinated support services to help their child overcome the limitations of their medical conditions and acquire the skills they need to fulfill their developmental, social, and educational goals.

Children participate daily in group early educational enrichment programs, receive early intervention therapies on-site, and have all their special healthcare needs attended to by Daystar’s collaborative and professional teams of special and early education teachers, related therapists, and skilled pediatric nurses.

Daystar for Medically Fragile Children, Inc, is New York State’s first-and-only Pediatric Day-Respite Center for children up to age six who are braving serious, and often life-threatening healthcare complexities and developmental challenges.

Daystar’s one-of-a-kind program incorporates a coordinated, case-management approach to ensure that each child receives the expert care they need to successfully support their developmental, healthcare, and family goals. Daystar's core services model incorporates expert pediatric nursing and respite care, therapeutic and educational enrichment programs, and family training, support, and advocacy services, including care coordination and transitional services for children leaving early intervention programs and entering school-based systems of care.

Daystar provides seamless coordination of each child's required therapies and partners closely with Monroe County’s Early Intervention program and area school districts. Daystar also offers weekly music therapy and special education services for all enrollees, through its own adaptive early intervention curriculum, Special Early Education Developmental Strategies (SEEDS).


Operating year-round, Daystar is the only center-based program available offering full-day learning opportunities for children as young as six months of age through age five across its three dedicated classrooms.

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