You face tough challenges raising a child who can’t attend a regular day care or school and finding quality child care can be overwhelming.
Our staff of skilled nursing and healthcare professionals provide personalized care in a safe, kid-friendly and developmentally-stimulating environment. Our family-owned facilities strive to provide reliability and consistency for you and your child, so you can focus on what really matters.
The PediaTrust Team
When your child has unique needs, you need a team of specialists that are just as unique. Our experienced team is trained to provide the best care for your child and includes:
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Social Services
- Educators including special education
Why Choose PediaTrust
We go above and beyond to do what’s best for your child
At Pediatrust, we become part of your child’s team of care
Daily and monthly progress assessments available to parents
We provide transportation to and from our facilities
Medical day care may be covered under your insurance if your child has a medical condition that requires a skilled nurse. We accept all forms of Medicaid.
Hours of Operation
7:30am to 5:30pm
Our Core Values
The care and well-being of our kids comes before everything else.
We are skilled clinical professionals who practice respect and dignity in the workplace and our community.
We work with passion and enthusiasm because we know the work we do makes a difference in the lives of our kids, their families, and our community.
We are hard-working, thoughtful, humble, and most importantly respectful of our kids, their needs, their families, and our Pediatrust family.
Meet Our Directors
We have 5 locations in Louisiana and Mississippi to serve you. The Director at each location is highly qualified and dedicated to providing personalized care to your child.
Brittany Dykes – Lafayette, Louisiana
Brittany Dykes was born in Lafayette, LA and was raised in Hammond, LA. During her childhood and teenage years, Brittany developed a passion for caring for children and desired to one day become a nurse. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University, and then moved back to Lafayette. After graduation, she immediately started working at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric Unit. She cared for children with a variety of healthcare needs in the Pediatric Unit, ranging from oncology to general surgeries, and served as a charge nurse and preceptor. Two years later, she went on to pursue a degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While pursuing her Masters degree, Brittany was a Pediatric Clinical Instructor for the undergraduate nursing program at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and she transitioned to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Women’s and Children’s. In December 2021, she received a Master of Science in Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Family Nurse Practitioner.
In addition to her passion for nursing and pediatrics, Brittany also enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their two cats, Sol and Luna. She enjoys spending time watching Friends or Big Bang Theory, hiking, playing board games, and partaking in artistic activities.
Lee Barbier – Denham Springs, Louisiana
Lee Barbier is the Director of Nursing at Denham Springs. She has many years in Pediatrics and management. She graduated from Loyola nursing school with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995. Upon graduation, she worked on a medical surgery unit and preop/postop for several years before moving into NICU and PICU for the next 6+ years. After many years of direct patient care, Lee moved into management for Hospice. She then became the assistant director at Baton Rouge Clinic managing pediatrics, ENT, and allergy. Lee is married with 1 son and 3 bonus daughters and 7 grandchildren. She enjoys gardening and cooking in her spare time.
Christy Kimbrough – Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Christy Kimbrough graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2004. She began her Nursing career as a pediatric nurse at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital and then transitioned to the Neonatal ICU. Christy has most recently been a Patient Care Coordinator in the Neonatal ICU at Forrest General Hospital. Christy is married to Kyle and is mother to Sam. Nursing is her passion and calling.
Jamie Heaton – Columbus, Mississippi
Jamie Heaton graduated from Mississippi University for Women with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2016. She has over twenty-five years of experience in pediatrics in a variety of settings both professional and personal. She has also served in the United States Air Force for four years which contributed to her experience in administration and leadership. For the last five years, she worked on the pediatric/surgical unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Mississippi. The mother of multiple special needs children herself, Jamie has a God-given passion and calling to care for and encourage others.
Kyana Burnett – Lake Charles, Louisiana
Kyana Burnett, originally from DeQuincy, LA, graduated from McNeese State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007. Her nursing career began at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, where she discovered her true passion for pediatric nursing. While employed full-time as a pediatric nurse in Beaumont, Kyana sought to further her education by enrolling in McNeese State University’s online Nurse Practitioner program. In December 2014, Kyana received her Master of Science in Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and continued to work in pediatrics. Upon relocation to southwest LA, Kyana accepted a full-time staff nurse position at PediaTrust – Lake Charles, where she instantly fell in love with its patients and its purpose. In April 2018, Kyana assumed the Director of Nursing/Administrator position and its many responsibilities. In addition to her passion for nursing and pediatrics, Kyana also enjoys art and expressing herself through her creative and artistic talents, many of which are on display in or around PediaTrust.