FAQ


Who provides transportation to and from Child's Way?
Child’s Way does not provide transportation. Most of our parents provide their own transportation. We are centrally located along bus routes for children that are less acute and can take public transportation with their parents. Many of our patients and parents use medical ACCESS transportation provided by the county. Information on how to obtain ACCESS transportation is available upon admission.

Must a child attend Child's Way all day, every day?
Children may attend Child’s Way full-time or part-time. All children must arrive before 10:00 a.m.

Will my insurance pay for Child's Way?

Child’s Way maintains contracts with most insurance companies in the tri-state area. After obtaining the prescription from your child’s physician, your insurance company will be contacted about payment.

Is Child's Way a preschool?
Child’s Way is a day care center with a classroom for children ages 3-5, utilizing the same curriculum as Pittsburgh Public Schools. Child’s Way works closely with Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Intervention Program and DART, as well as itinerant therapists.

Does Child's Way provide physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy?

Children who qualify for early intervention and school age special education programs may have their services delivered at Child’s Way through outside agencies. Physician prescribed services are available based on individual need. Child’s Way has no early intervention therapists on its staff, but will help coordinate these services for families.

Does Child's Way provide after school programs?
Yes. Children who have attended Child’s Way regularly and have reached the age of 3 may begin attending outside special education programs and return to Child’s Way after school with prior approval from Child’s Way administration and their insurance company. Children must attend Child’s Way at least 4 hours per day.

Does Child's Way provide “respite care?”
Child's Way does not provide unscheduled respite or “drop off” services. However, children can attend as little as one day per week, as long as it is for a period of 4 or more hours per day.

Is Child’s Way open on weekends?
Child’s Way is closed on weekends. We are open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Can Child's Way staff baby sit?
Child’s Way staff is not permitted to be hired privately by families for the purpose of baby-sitting. It is considered to be a conflict of interest.

Does Child’s Way accept children with behavior problems and/or mental health diagnoses?
Children with medical needs and behavioral / mental health needs will be assessed on an individual basis to determine their eligibility for Child’s Way.



The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center 5324 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Phone: 412-441-4884 Fax: 412-441-0167