When children are hospitalized, many times falling behind in school is a concern for them and their families. Continuing with everyday learning activities aids in a child’s adjustment to the hospital as well as their attitude toward, and acceptance of, their treatment. The existence of an education program gives each child a familiar and reassuring routine in an unfamiliar setting.

Our Partnership

Originally funded by Toyota Motors, the learning center is a classroom for any inpatient at LLUCH. It is funded through the San Bernardino County School District and staffed by a teacher from Redlands Unified School District. The classroom is open for the same school calendar as Redlands. Patients come down to the classroom for instruction, or educational carts are taken bed side by the teacher or one of the three volunteers. The classroom serves up to 20 patients per day, and provides lessons from K-12 grade.

Academic Curriculum

The basic academic curriculum offered in the TLC is:

  • Language Arts
  • Computers
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Accessing the TLC

The TLC is located in room 1819 on the lobby level of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Patients who require assistance can be transported to the TLC by a teacher or educational assistant. Bedside instruction is also available for those students unable to come to the classroom. Times are scheduled per hospital unit.

When children are hospitalized, many times falling behind in school is a concern for them and their families. Continuing with everyday learning activities aids in a child’s adjustment to the hospital as well as their attitude toward, and acceptance of, their treatment. The existence of an education program gives each child a familiar and reassuring routine in an unfamiliar setting.