During Cassandra’s long hospital stay, Children’s in-house school teacher Maggie Greenblatt helps Cassandra continue with her studies and meet new friends.
How Parents Can Help:
Notifying their child's teacher and school nurse to let them know about a school absence or hospitalization.
Sending assignments and textbooks with your child when hospitalization is planned. If the admission is unplanned, you can help by contacting the school for assigments.
Encouraging ongoing communication between your child and his/her friends and teachers at their school.
At Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland we recognize that success in school is essential to every child’s self-esteem and well-being. That's why we make educational continuity part of the recovery plan for every school-aged child hospitalized here.
Our School Program is a reassuring bridge between home and hospital, emphasizing the healthy part of a child’s life, letting kids know they can expect to return to their regular school experience.
The hospital school is fully accredited by the Oakland Unified School District and all our teachers have graduate degrees and teaching credentials. Our teachers are
sensitive to the needs of hospitalized children. Each is an active member of the healthcare team, consulting with medical caregivers so young patients get comprehensive care. Kids that are unable to attend classroom sessions receive bedside teaching.
Our in-house classroom features advanced technology tools, a rich curriculum, and frequent visits from special guests like the Exploratorium and Bay Kids Video makers. Teachers also work with patients at the bedside so everyone continues to make progress in their education.
Monday – Friday
9:45 a.m. – noon, 2 – 4 p.m.
(closed Thursday afternoon)
Office phone: (510) 428-3236
Classroom phone: (510) 428-3885, ext. 5380
Where to find us
Main Hospital, 4th Floor