St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children regularly exchange information and collaborate to meet the needs of the children and families they both serve. St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children supports educational programming and other charitable activities at the Hospital through temporarily restricted funds. Recent examples include:
Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. The families who participate read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies, stronger language skills, and a six-month developmental edge over their peers. Donate to Reach Out And Read
A Day with the Newborn
With support from the Neonatal Research and Education Fund, this day-long symposium brought an international panel of speakers to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children to present on nine topics to provide practitioners who provide care to the newborn with the most up-to-date knowledge of issues that are commonly encountered in critically ill neonates. Attendees were eligible for either continuing medical education credits or continuing nursing education credits.