Child Life

Child Life Program

The Child Life Program helps young patients cope with their fears and anxieties by offering pre-operative sessions and therapeutic activities that are tailored to meet their social, emotional, and developmental needs.

Contact Information

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Address: One Children's Circle, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-7547
Fax: 315 464-6065
Website: Child Life Program
Insurance Info: Insurance & Billing

Support Services Provided

  • All Child Life staff are certified by the Child Life Council
  • Animal assisted program offered
  • Child Life services are provided 7 days a week including holidays
  • Community events, special events and entertainers provided on a regular basis
  • Grief and bereavement support provided and school re-entry sessions
  • Licensed creative art therapist and BOCES school teacher on staff
  • One and only Child Life internship in CNY
  • One and only hospital in NYS to offer Adaptive Care Team (ACT)
  • One and only multisensory room on an acute care unit
  • Only Emergency room in CNY to offer Child Life services
  • Playrooms stocked with toys, books and crafts
  • Various staff members are trained to provide Reiki and are certified car seat technicians


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