Meet our Child Life and Family Development team

Our Child and Family Development Team consists of: 

  • Five child life specialists 
  • A music therapist 
  • An early development specialist 
  • A hospital teacher 

Each of our child life specialists has earned a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in child development or a related field. A child life specialist’s goal is to help pediatric patients and their families to understand illness and the hospital setting.  

Our full-time music therapist is nationally certified by the Certification Board of Music Therapists and holds Music Therapist Board Certified credentials. Her goal is to protect a child’s overall wellbeing during a long hospital stay.  

Our hospital teacher is available to K-12 patients. Her goal is to help children continue learning while receiving treatment. A certified teacher, her goal is to keep life as normal as possible for patients by keeping up to date with schoolwork.  

And our early development specialist is available to patients from birth through school age. A certified teacher, her goal is to design developmental strategies for caregivers while their child is in the hospital. 

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