About PediaTrust

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:

  • RNs
  • LPNs
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Social Services
  • Educators including special education
  • CNAs

Why Choose PediaTrust

Personalized Care
We go above and beyond to do what’s best for your child

Goal-Oriented
At Pediatrust, we become part of your child’s team of care

Progress Assessments
Daily and monthly progress assessments available to parents

Transportation Provided
We provide transportation to and from our facilities

Insurance Accepted
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

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.

bdykes@pediatrustkids.com

Johannah Johnston – Denham Springs, Louisiana

Johannah Johnston is a wife and mother of 3 boys that loves to be outside and have fun. She attended Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation, she secured a position in the Emergency Care Unit (ER) at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. During her years at OLOL, a Level I Trauma center, she cared for patients of all ages with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. She gained the skills to handle any crisis or high stress situation that arises. Johannah earned certifications for trauma, crisis prevention, basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) to better serve her patients. She is dedicated to bringing her focus on excellent patient care, her compassion for children, and her commitment to patient/family satisfaction to PediaTrust of Denham Springs.

jjohnston@pediatrustkids.com

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.

ckimbrough@pediatrustkids.com

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.

jheaton@pediatrustkids.com

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.

kburnett@pediatrustla.com

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