As part of our mission to provide all children with the best educational start possible, HOMER has teamed up with the educators at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep young patients learning while they undergo treatment.
Through donated HOMER subscriptions, the teachers at CHOP are able to enlight and enrich days in the children’s wing with lessons, stories, and songs that foster creativity, critical thinking, empathy, and phonemic awareness.
Educators at CHOP find the Personalized Pathways on HOMER particularly valuable, as they allow children to learn at the right level and pace, engage with content surrounding their passions, and add digital fun into their time in the hospital.
One CHOP patient arrived for a checkup post-treatment and, upon return, asked for HOMER by name. Another went from limited knowledge of base letters and sound associations to being able to recognize 20 out of the 26 letters in the alphabet.
At HOMER, we’re overjoyed to be working with the CHOP learning team to help grow young minds and brighten difficult days for the families that visit the hospital.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Built on a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality, family-centered care, the Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. To learn more about CHOP, please visit https://www.chop.edu/.