Day Treatment FAQs

Reach answers to parent FAQs about Positive Leaps Specialized Day Treatment program. 

If you have questions, please reach out to us!  We’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

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There are many questions loving parents have about our Day Treatment program. We invite you to call us to schedule a tour and get detailed answers to your questions. Below is a list of frequently asked questions with simplified answers.

What are Positive Leaps' hours of operation?

The Positive Leaps Day Treatment Center operates from 7:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Does my child attend the Day Treatment facility daily?

If your child is accepted for Regular Day Treatment at our West Chester location, your child will attend Monday through Friday for eight hours, 5 days a week. Our facility is open 10 hours daily to accommodate variations in parent work schedules.  The Regular Day Treatment is our PHP program.  

We also provide Part-Time Day Treatment. Children attend our West Chester location 2-4 times a week, depending on their needs. This Part-Time Day Treatment is our IOP program.

Do you offer transportation for my child to the Day Treatment facility every day?

No. Parents drop off their children on their way to work in the morning and pick them up after work. For this reason, our hours of operation are extended. Medicaid-qualifying participants in certain counties may be eligible for a transportation benefit, which can be discussed during your facility tour.  

What will my child eat while at Day Treatment?

Parents pack a small morning snack, a lunch, and an afternoon snack each day for their child. Positive Leaps does not possess a catering license and does not cook or prepare food products.

Are there food requirements for my child?

Yes. Information about what the State of Ohio requires for a parent to pack in these meals is discussed during your tour or intake session.

My child has a significant food allergy / food intolerance. Will she or he be safe?

Yes. Since parents pack a small morning snack, a lunch, and an afternoon snack for their child to consume each day, the parents are in control of what food is accessible to their child. Awareness of food allergies and intolerances are discussed during the intake process. Staff are trained in emergency responses and medication administration.

Do other participants in Day Treatment bring food to share?

Yes, but any food product brought into Positive Leaps Day Treatment facility is required to be nut-free.

If parents wish to bring food to share, please discuss this with the Day Treatment staff prior to bringing the item to ensure no allergies or concerns exist.

If there are foods to share, we will check to make sure your child can tolerate the product before it is shared. You may also request that no food offered by another parent (cupcakes for a birthday, for instance) be presented to your child.

How am I, as a parent, involved in my child's care at Positive Leaps?

Parents have an active and critical role in their child’s success at Positive Leaps. Your involvement includes:

  • Daily drop off and pick up times each day when you can discuss your child’s day with his/her direct care providers.
  • Weekly counseling sessions with your child’s therapist and your child.
  • Methods training with hands-on practice at Positive Leaps so that you can take the learning to your home.
  • Drop-in visits during the day are welcome.  Just let us know you are coming.

What supplies will my child need while at Positive Leaps?

If your child still naps, she/he will need a blanket and his comfort item (no pacifiers). Additionally, here is a list of required items:

  • Complete change of clothing to keep in his cubby (locker).
  • Box of facial tissues (to be replaced each month).
  • Box of wipes.
  • Package of disposable spoons or forks, and a package of Dixie cups.
  • Food: Morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack each day, including a supply of milk.
  • If your child is in diapers, then provide diapers and wipes.
  • If your child is toilet training, then provide extra underwear and shorts/pants.
  • School-aged children will need the basic school supplies including pencils and safety scissors.

My school-aged child needs to attend Positive Leaps. What do I do about his or her homework?

Your child’s school will be asked to provide your child’s schoolwork. The completed work is returned to the school. Frequently, parents are asked by the school to pick up and drop off work. Other schools prefer to mail it, fax it, or email the work. It is the school and parent’s responsibility to procure and return school work.

Will my child be able to return to their previous school or Early Childhood Learning Center?

The decision to return to a previous school or Early Childhood Learning Center is determined by that school or Early Childhood Learning Center and you. Positive Leaps welcomes and encourages visits by your child’s teacher, principal, or school staff at any time. When it is time for your child to return to his classroom, your school is invited to attend a planning meeting, and we assist in the transition of your child back to his “home” school.

How is my child's treatment paid for?

Your child’s services are billed to your child’s health insurance company. Positive Leaps is included in most private health insurance plans. Positive Leaps also accepts Medicaid, or Medicaid H.M.O.s, such as CareSource, Molina, Buckeye, WellCare, United Health Care Medicaid Program, etc.  Click here to find our full list of accepted insurances.  Positive Leaps determines benefits and payment with you and your insurance company.

Why does Positive Leaps look and feel like an Early Learning Center?

A familiar environment is an advantage to your child’s ability to learn and produces less anxiety. By design, many of the activities she/he might encounter at Positive Leaps mimic an early learning center. Children with problem behaviors often struggle with their behavior at daycare, preschool, or early grade school. Mimicking that environment enables our therapeutic staff to recognize the function of misbehavior and intervene effectively in “real time.” The skills your child is taught at Positive Leaps will easily carry over to their school or home environments.

What does it mean for Positive Leaps to be "accredited" by CARF?

It means that we have been inspected, approved, and certified to the same standards as if we were a facility in a hospital. CARF Accreditation assures consumers of healthcare services, third-party payers of those services, and community stakeholders that the Accredited entity provides quality healthcare services and operates responsibly as a business. Positive Leaps is Accredited in the area of Behavioral (Mental) Health, Children and Adolescents, Day Treatment, and Outpatient Counseling. Learn more at


Do you have more questions?

We will gladly answer all of your questions. Schedule a tour of our facility and get your questions answered.

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