The Children's Village helps children with special health and developmental needs and their families. This comprehensive, family-centered organization aims to meet each child's need for individualized care.
More than twenty five years ago, families, businesses, community leaders and healthcare providers in the Yakima Valley came together to share their dream for a medical, educational and therapy center that would serve children and families with special healthcare needs. Many service providers had repeatedly heard concerns from families about the lack of coordinated and locally available services for these children.
In 1993 local agencies began working together to identify ways to improve and streamline services for children and families. Using information provided by families, service providers throughout the region formulated the concept of Children's Village, a regional integrated center for children with special needs and their families, with multiple service providers all under one roof.
Today, that vision lives in a colorful, magical, fun and truly exciting medical facility. At Children's Village, children with chronic health conditions get all of their needs met in one special place. In real terms, this means an end to driving all over town and out of town to find treatment specialists, dependable child care readily available for siblings, simplified registration forms due to shared computer systems, and a decrease in parents missing work while trying to juggle appointments and paperwork. To the families it serves, Children's Village is a blessing and provides healthier, happier living for the entire family.
Among the many facility highlights are the fun and glittery mine shaft elevator; the beautiful, warm water therapy pond; and Miracle Street, a miniature town with a tree-lined street (hallway) and colorful flags that bring to life the donors and organizations who have committed their resources to the facility.
At its core mission, the center integrates health services, behavior services, mental health services and educational services to optimize daily life for the child and family. Situated in an inviting, child-friendly environment, core services at Children's Village include:
- Pediatric medical evaluations.
- Occupational and physical therapy.
- Speech and language services.
- Educational services.
- Pediatric medical specialty clinics.
- Drop-in child care for siblings.
- Mental health services.
- Pediatric dental care.
- Family support services.
- Behavioral health services.
- Fetal alcohol syndrome clinics.
- Autism spectrum disorder evaluations.
- Cleft palate clinics and coordination.
To assist in the continuing work of Children's Village, The Memorial Foundation accepts online gifts that can be used where funds are most needed.
For medical, dental and family support services, please check in at the covered wagon/front desk on the main level. Child care, or the Supervised Playroom, is also located on the main level. For Pediatric therapy services (PT, OT, ST), behavioral health and the Nurse Family Partnership Program, please check in at the train/front desk on the lower level. Be prepared to provide your child's medical coverage/insurance information and your picture ID. We may ask you to fill out other forms at this time.
If you are bringing additional children with you to the appointment, you are welcome to have them cared for in the Supervised Playroom. This is a free service for our families. Reservations are not necessary.
Your child's appointment
Our staff and providers will get to know your child by interacting directly with them and asking you questions about strengths and concerns. During this time your provider will discuss your concerns and give information about your child's development. A written report will be mailed to your home. Appointments usually last a half hour to 1 1/2 hours.
For children age 0–36 months/0–3 years
If appropriate, we will begin to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to establish developmental goals to meet the needs of your child.
We look forward to meeting you and your child!
Have any questions? Call 509.574.3200.
Children's Village provides over 30 different services to children with special healthcare needs and their families—and the right services are different for each family. These include medical specialty clinics, developmental screening, dental services, occupational and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, care coordination, family support, physical therapy and more.
The professionals at Children's Village are passionate, qualified and committed to local children with special needs. They offer:
- Autism spectrum disorder diagnostic clinic.
- Behavioral assessment team.
- Applied behavioral analysis.
- Children's Village Play Room.
- Cleft lip and palate program.
- Developmental screenings.
- Infant and toddler early intervention program.
- Medical specialty clinics.
- Developmental/behavioral evaluations.
- Nurse family partnership.
- Pediatric dental services.
- Pediatric therapy services.
- Pediatric speech and language therapy.
- Pediatric genetics program.
- Family support.