Since the opening of our facility in 2006, Exceptional Care for Children (ECC), a Non Profit organization, has served as Delaware’s first and only residential, pediatric skilled nursing facility providing transitional, long term and palliative, or end-of-life care to medically-fragile and technology-dependent children. ECC practices a multidisciplinary approach of caring for the whole child by providing social, emotional and development opportunities through daily therapeutic programming that includes onsite education, play therapy and skilled therapies. ECC’s skilled therapy programming includes Occupational and Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology. Over the last nine years, ECC has been a haven to a diverse and dynamic patient population of nearly ninety children between the ages of birth and twenty one years. It is the goal of the organization to ensure that these children have as close to a true childhood experience as possible, despite their medical limitations.
Individuals and organizations interested in becoming involved with Exceptional Care for Children can visit the website, www.exceptionalcare.org, to learn more about volunteer opportunities, upcoming events and other methods of our needed contributed support. To schedule a visit please contact the Development Department at 302-894-1001. If you are interested in learning more about services for a child please contact the Social Services Department at 302-894-1001.
Exceptional Care for Children is located roughly one mile from the University of Delaware Stadium just off of West Chestnut Hill Road. For additional information please contact 302-894-1001.