Ventilator dependent children face special challenges, and it is natural for parents to worry about them attending daycare. Parents may even wonder if there is a daycare that can offer the right care for ventilator-dependent children. However, families have started trusting in daycares more and more each year—especially families who rely on professional childcare to earn a living. Families with medically fragile children may have reservations about relying on daycares to meet their child’s needs. PediaTrust wants to help put those worries at ease by explaining how medical daycares could be the perfect fit for their family’s needs. 

Can a Daycare Support Ventilator-Dependent Children? 

The idea of a daycare for a ventilator-dependent child can be rattling to parents. A thousand worries might race through their head about their child’s safety, their experience, and possible dangers. In addition, the limitations of your child’s special needs could feel even more frustrating for them without the right caretakers. But, regardless of their circumstances, all children want to have fun and play. 

PediaTrust is here to calm your worries and help your child thrive. Each location is equipped and adequately staffed to care for your child while providing a safe, fun environment. We truly believe all children should be able to have fun and make friends regardless of medical challenges. 

Professionals You Can Trust With Your Child’s Care

PediaTrust creates a daycare environment where children requiring mechanical ventilator support can thrive and grow. We do this by hiring specialists who meet our medical and professional standards. Our team of specialists includes:

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

Each member of our staff has an unwavering dedication to improving the quality of life of the children in their care. These specialists work together to create a seamless care plan for your child. As a result, children who depend on ventilators can build a relationship with medical professionals capable of keeping them comfortable. 

How We Help

When your child joins the PediaTrust community, our specialists will work with you and your child to achieve milestones and goals as a care team member. Parents receive updates on their child’s progress on a daily and monthly basis. Meanwhile, your child will have a team helping and encouraging them to reach their goals in a way that feels like playtime. 

While in our care, your child gains abundant resources to help them find consistency and stability in their day-to-day life. In unison with this stability, we offer services to help them achieve their unique goals. Since no child has the exact needs or goals, we personalize their care to their individual situation to help them thrive. Some of our services include: 

  • An educational curriculum
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapy
  • Colostomy care
  • Cardiac monitoring 
  • Dressing changes
  • Oxygen administration 
  • And more. 

Please see our services page for more details. 


In addition to finding an adequate daycare, families may also worry about their child’s transportation to and from daycare each day. Transporting ventilators can be tricky due to delicate nature. However, PediaTrust understands that some families rely on a daycare transportation service capable of handling delicate situations like this so we have a nurse that accompanies the children with ventilators!

PediaTrust Is the Ventilator-Friendly Daycare in Louisiana You’ve Been Looking For

If you are looking for a daycare that is ventilator-friendly in Louisiana, PediaTrust may be the perfect fit for your family. You can apply for enrollment online if you believe your child is eligible for our care. For any questions or concerns, please call your nearest PediaTrust location. We hope to hear from you soon.