Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Child Life Programs and Services

Below are a list of programs the Child life specialists use to promote positive coping through play, preparation, education and self-expression activities while at the hospital.

Programs and Services

Activity Center and Special Events

Visit our activity center page to learn more about the events our Child Life team leads each month, download a monthly Events Calendar, learn more about our play and lounge rooms or see how to apply to lead a special event. 

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A nursing letting a patient paint her face at an event.

Facility Dog Program

Facility dogs are expertly trained to provide comfort and support to children in the hospital.

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A service dog on duty at the hospital.

Animal Assisted Therapy

At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, certified therapy dogs make rounds to provide a positive focus for patients, their families and staff.

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A dog visiting a young patient.