Family Learning Center
The Family Learning Center (FLC) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides a private, quiet environment where parents and caregivers can learn the skills needed to care for their child’s healthcare needs at home. We offer classes for both inpatient and outpatient families.
Where to find us
The Family Learning Center is located on the 8th Floor of the Main Building inside of the Connelly Resource Center for Families.
We offer classes seven days a week. Weekend classes are generally limited to inpatient families to facilitate discharge.
If your child’s healthcare provider thinks you would benefit from a FLC class, they will refer you to our team and we will work with you to set up an appointment.
What we do
Our nurse educators provide families with one-on-one instruction.
We use models, mannequins, and other tools to simulate care that you’ll be providing to your child at home. We’ll partner with your child’s healthcare team to share outcomes of the classes and recommendations for follow-up or resources to support you at home as needed.
Learning options for families
Parents and caregivers have a variety of learning options available. You might:
- Attend an in-person class in the Family Learning Center
- Be taught at the bedside
- Participate in a tele-education class from the comfort of home
- Digital learning library
- A combination of the above
Classes are for adult caregivers only. Patients may attend if they will be participating in their care.
Here are some examples of the types of classes that we offer:
- Central Line Care
- Ethanol (Alcohol) Lock Therapy
- Antibiotic Lock Therapy
- Clean Intermittent Catheterization
- Cortisol - Stress Dosing
- Gastrostomy/Jejunostomy Tube Care
- Glucometer/Blood Glucose Meter
- Infinity Pump
- Injections: Intramuscular/Subcutaneous
- NG/OG Tube Insertion
- NJ Tube Care
- Parenteral Nutrition
- Rectal Valium (Diastat)
- Tracheostomy Home Management