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Claude Moore Precious Time: A Pediatric Respite Care Program (Serves Harrisonburg or Rockingham County)


Do you have a child with special needs?  

Precious Time is a pediatric respite care program that provides the families of children with special needs an opportunity to take a break from the demands of caregiving. JMU nursing students provide respite care as part of a student learning experience. Precious Time serves families who live within a one hour radius of Harrisonburg, VA. 

Claude Moore Precious Time (Precious Time) matches JMU Nursing and Health and Human Service students with families who have children with special needs/disabilities/special healthcare needs. The students provide the families a total of 14-20 hours of respite care over the course of the semester. Visits can occur either in family homes or outside the home. Families do not pay money to participate in the program; however, we ask that families educate the students by their experience raising a child with special needs.


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