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Children's Center

Providence Children’s Center is one of the largest neurodevelopmental centers in the state of Washington, serving more than 350 children and families every week.

Our services include:

  • Birth to 3 Education Services (Early Intervention)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Nutrition Services
  • Camp Prov summer day camp
  • Pediatric Interim Care Program
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic Clinic
  • High Risk Infant Assessment Program/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-Up Program
  • Inpatient Feeding and Developmental Evaluation/Therapy
  • Community Play Groups – each with different developmental focus

Camp Prov Special Day Camp

For Children with Special Needs and their Siblings

Facilities at Forest Park include:

  • Swimming
  • Classrooms
  • Outdoor playfield
  • Nature trails
  • Playground
  • Petting zoo

Staff

Our staff consists of an educator, activities specialist, speech language pathologist, occupational and physical therapist, and family resource coordinator. Each camper is assigned to a group of 5 other campers his/her age and 2 unit leaders. We use volunteers to assist with each group to provide that special “buddy” experience. 

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sensory play
  • Music and Singing
  • Story Telling and puppets
  • Nature activities
  • Dance/movement
  • Support for motor and communication development
  • Anything else that is fun

 

 

High Risk Infant Assessment Program

Premature birth warrants regular periodic neurodevelopment review in addition to the well child care given by the baby’s primary health care provider. Conditions include less than 33 weeks gestation, immature breathing and response patterns, and/or prenatal infection or illness requiring hospitalization and treatment for greater than 2 weeks.

Professional review of growth, neurodevelopment and nutritional status at 4, 8, and 18 months corrected age is recommended and provided by the Providence Children’s Center. Impressions and recommendations include information regarding available community resources appropriate to individual family needs. Regular assessment and early intervention when concerns are found, make a difference in assuring each child receives the best care.

Pediatric Interim Care (PIC)

The importance of the early years’ influence on child development is well known. Current research states that a child’s experiences during the first three years of life actually shape brain growth. The goal of the Providence Pediatric Interim Care (PIC) program is to enhance the development of young children in our community.

PIC serves clients of Children’s Protective Services who have been exposed to drugs and/or alcohol before birth, or who are considered medically fragile. Our approach is to assure these children receive appropriate health care and developmental support, while educating families and other providers to care for these special children in the home. By doing so we are helping to break the cycle of substance abuse and addiction in families and providing a healthier future for these children and our community.

VitalStim Therapy

VitalStim is an FDA-approved procedure that treats people suffering with dysphagia (inability to swallow). VitalStim can restore enough swallowing function to reduce or eliminate the need for tube feedings. With VitalStim therapy, electrodes are attached to the skin over the throat’s pharyngeal muscles. Then, a painless electrical current delivers neuromuscular stimulation to re-educate the throat’s muscles. Administered by a specially trained therapist, VitalStim activates key swallowing muscles helping patients create or re-learn functional muscle use patterns necessary to swallow.

Each VitalStim therapy session lasts approximately 60 minutes. The length of therapy can depend upon the length of time one has experienced swallowing problems.

Contact Us

Phone: (425) 258-7311
Fax: (425) 258-7618
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

Providence Children's Center
(Pavilion for Women and Children)
900 Pacific Avenue
Everett WA 98201

Make a donation

If you wish to make a donation in support of Providence Children's Center, you can mail a check payable to:

Providence General Foundation
P.O. Box 1067
Everett, WA 98206

Please remember to note the Providence Children's Center designation on your check. All donor restrictions will be honored and appropriately recognized.

Providence General Foundation is a non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt organization under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation's purpose is to develop and administer philanthropic support of health care for people of Everett and the surrounding communities. Learn more about the Providence General Foundation.

Snohomish County Resources for Kids with Special Needs

Here you'll find a helpful resource list of phone numbers for local agencies and organizations and links to several websites. The Resource List was made possibly by a grant from the Infant Toddler Program of Snohomish County and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.