Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy

Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy

In the Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy department, we recognize that illness and hospitalization are stressful events in the lives of children and their families. By using age-appropriate education, preparation and supportive activities, we strive to minimize that stress and help children and their families cope positively with their healthcare experience.

For information about making toy donations to the patients at CHOP, please visit our Toy Donations page or call our Toy Donation line at 267-426-8174.

The Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy department:

About our staff

Child Life staff are trained and certified in a number of disciplines, including child development, therapeutic recreation, art therapy, music therapy and education. All child life staff specialize in working with hospitalized children and understand the unique stressors that can accompany a hospital stay.

For more information about the Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy department, please call 215-590-2001 or e-mail childlife@email.chop.edu.

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