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Who We Are Broward Children’s Center’s mission is to … Serve infants, children, and young adults with special health care needs. Founded in 1971, our nonprofit facilities in Pompano offer a range of health, education, recreation, therapeutic, daily living and advocacy services.

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Who We Are Broward Children’s Center’smission is to …

Serve infants, children, and young adults with special health care needs.

  • Founded in 1971, our nonprofit facilities in Pompano offer a range of health, education, recreation, therapeutic, daily living and advocacy services.
  • During more than three decades of service

Thousands of children and families have benefited from

the Center’s programs.

children s comprehensive care center compcare
Children’s Comprehensive Care Center (CompCare)

The Center’s newly named CompCare complex is the only free-standing nursing facility for children who require sophisticated medical treatment in the Southeast USA.

“The nursing staff that takes care of Spencer are like extended family. Without their around the clock care we would never have just celebrated his 10th birthday.”

- Mark, father of Spencer

compcare services
CompCare Services
  • Skilled nursing
  • I.V. therapy
  • Respiratory, PT, OT and speech therapies
  • Medical and social services
  • Educational programming
  • Psychological counseling
  • Recreational activities
  • Case management
group homes
Group Homes

Broward Children’s Center

has three group homes

serving infants, children,

and young adults with medical

and/or developmental disabilities.

“The Center has given me a real home, real friends and real independence. My life is so much better here.”

Brian, group home resident.

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Group Homes
  • Staffed 24 hrs a day with CNAs
  • Supervised by LPNs
  • 24 hr access to primary care and pediatric specialists
  • Residents attend school in the community or at in-home education programs
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapy available
  • Recreational therapies including: Sensory stimulation, music, arts and crafts, cooking, videos, movies, literature, park, concert, beach and museum visits
young adult group home
Young Adult Group Home
  • Broward Children’s Center’s latest group home is a unique facility for medically fragile young adults who require 24-hr care.
  • The facility provides independence for members of a growing population of individuals not covered by Medicaid.
prescribed pediatric extended care ppec
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care(PPEC)

PPEC is a medical childcare program providing an alternative to in-home nursing for children with complex medical needs.

“PPEC is relief for a single parent trying to survive.”

- Lora, parent of aftercare recipient, Tyrese.

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Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care(PPEC)

Services include:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Respiratory care
  • Developmental and educational programs
  • Nutrition
  • OT, PT and speech / language therapy
  • Social services
  • Recreation
  • Medical Transportation

Services offered for up to 12 hours a day

children s comprehensive home health homecare
Children’s Comprehensive Home Health(HomeCare)

HomeCare provides home health care that allows infants, children and young adults to remain in their own homes while receiving the medical servicesthey need.

“Without the agency I would be a nervous wreck; it would be hard to live without them.”- Pat, grandmother and guardian of Britnee Nuby.

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Children’s Comprehensive Home HealthHomeCare
  • HomeCare services include:
    • Ventilator care
    • Skilled and school nursing
    • Speech, physical and occupational therapy
    • Medical and social services
    • Gastrostomy tube feeding
    • Tracheostomy care
    • I.V. therapy
    • Diabetic management and education
preschools
Preschools

Awarded the Gold Seal

of Excellence by Florida’s

DCF, the Center’s

preschool program

provides educational,

developmental and

therapeutic services to

infants and children with

special needs.

“Elizabeth doesn’t talk much, but she always tells me she’s ready for school – she looks forward to it each day. She’s made tremendous progress, and really opened up; she’s even found a best friend.”

Mary, mother of preschooler.

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Preschools

Staffed by:

  • Certified teachers
  • Licensed therapists
  • Social workers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Pediatric LPN

Services include:

  • Pre-kindergarten
  • Early intervention
  • Early-learning programs
  • Before and after and summer school programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible buses
kids klinic
Kids Klinic

Kids Klinic

programs are

designed to provide

comprehensive

family-centered,

mobile and Center

Based medical

services to children.

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Kids Klinic

Services provided:

  • Primary care
  • Routine wellness visits
  • Immunizations and sick visits

Staffed by:

  • Pediatrician
  • Advanced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

“Going to the Kids Klinic is not a draining experience that takes half the day. Flexible scheduling makes sure my children receive quality care without me needing to miss work.”

Marie, parent of Kids Klinic patients, Anthony and Athena.

therapeutic services
Therapeutic Services

Therapy services include Occupational, Physical and Speech language therapy services from facilities in Pompano, Ft. Lauderdale, and to clients in the home.

“David’s progress has been tremendous. His therapy has changed his life.”

- Christine, mother of a child receiving Center therapy.

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Therapeutic Services

Clinics screen, evaluate and treat infants-adolescents with

developmental delays in speech and language, motor

skills, and daily living activities.

Including those with respiratory difficulties, traumatic brain

and spinal cord injuries, language impairment, apraxia,

muscular dystrophy and other primary physical impairments.

Licensed and certified/accredited therapists have

extensive experience with tech-dependent clients.

Medicaid transportation available.

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Social Services

  • Provide ongoing support to children and families to improve their standard and quality of life and connects clients with community partners, such as:
  • FL, DCF
  • Department of Education
  • Children’s Medical Services
social services
Social Services

Onsite and in-home assistance for:

  • Short-term psychotherapy
  • Education
  • Case management
  • Information and referral
  • Families may also be linked to other community agencies, or assisted through an available emergency fund.

“Social Services have made a huge difference in Erica’s life. We’re so lucky to have their support.” - Vicki, mother of Erica.

respite care
Respite Care

The stress of caring for a child with special needs can be overwhelming and isolating. Respite Care allows caregivers to:

  • Get out of the house
  • Rejuvenate
  • Take care of emergencies
  • Attend to their own health needs
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Respite Care
  • Populations served include clients with special health care needs, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder and mental health diagnosis.
  • A Respite Home provides caregivers with the opportunity to bring children to a state-of-the-art facility staffed by professionals who provide 24 hr care.

“The Center has been the ray of hope at the end of the tunnel. It is the best thing that has ever happened for my children and me. We have better lives thanks to you.”-Victoria, parent of children receiving respite.

innovation
Innovation

Florida’s only free-standing licensed pediatric skilled nursing facility

cutting edge
Cutting-edge

First and only group home

for ventilator-assisted young adults

leadership
Leadership

Florida’s first after-school program

for handicapped children

advocacy
Advocacy

Florida’s first community-based residential program for medically fragile youngsters

originality
Originality

First preschool program

for medically fragile children

(with Broward County School District)

needs driven
Needs Driven

First classroom for ventilator-assisted children and teenagers

field leaders
Field Leaders

First full-day school program

for medically fragile and

developmentally delayed children.