A hospital stay can be an intimidating experience for children, teens, and their families. Our Child Life team creates a fun and positive environment that supports families, helps to alleviate the stress associated with illness, and ultimately allows kids to be kids. Led by trained pediatric experts, the Child Life Program uses age appropriate play, education, and entertainment to create a light-hearted atmosphere that supports the emotional well-being of young patients and their families. The Child Life Program has a family centered model of care that focuses on:
In addition, Child Life collaborates with the health care team to increase the understanding of the hospital experience for our pediatric patients and their families by:
To schedule or learn more about our program, call 732-776-4626.