Our early intervention and education programs help children with identified developmental challenges overcome the odds and reach their highest potential.
Diagnosed with cancer when he was just one, Domani Scott had a bone marrow transplant and more than his share of hospital stays. He had been typically developing, but when he came to MCFI’s Pediatric Skilled Nursing Program two years later, his language skills were delayed, his speech muscles were weak, one side of his body had partial paralysis, and he needed a tube to eat. Yet Domani’s life soon began to improve after PSN therapists helped him strengthen his muscles, improve his speech and learn how to eat. Today, Domani walks independently, speaks in sentences, and enjoys eating!
An early intervention program that began in 1993, Birth to Three provides in-home education and specialized therapies for infants and toddlers at risk of developmental delay. We refer to appropriate services and therapies when needed. An evidence-based model, Birth to Three increases positive social, emotional and behavioral skills, and helps shape child development.
Established in 2006, our medical day care serves children and toddlers with complex medical conditions. The program goal is to improve the health of each child — many who are tracheotomy- and ventilator- dependent — while providing a caring and enriching learning environment and support for the family. It is the only community based skilled nursing service for children in Milwaukee certified by Medicaid. It is also the only program that has earned the Joint Commission gold-seal accreditation, an internationally recognized quality certification for health-care organizations.
Children who attend our school receive education and individualized medical supports at Wells Street Academy, established in 2010.
Each student has an Individualized Education Plan and receives one-on-one attention from educators and nurses, who work hand-in-hand with the child’s family and health-care team to help the child achieve educational goals. The academy serves youth ages 4 to 21.