Child Life and Education
About Child Life and Education
The MetroHealth Child Life and Education team is dedicated to helping children and families cope with and manage the hospital experience, respecting family strengths, individuality, diversity, and different methods of coping.
The trained, certified team members support children and families to be active participants in their care. Child Life serves the normal growth and developmental needs of children and adolescents through play and educational experiences.
As an integral part of MetroHealth, the team is committed to minimizing the stressful aspects of the health care experience and maximizing the potential for family learning and mastery of the hospital environment.
Child Life embraces the healing value of play. The staff works to enhance the optimal growth and development of infants, children, and adolescents through assessment, intervention, preparation, prevention, advocacy, and education.
Team members are master's- or bachelor's-prepared, nationally certified, and members of the Child Life Council.