Child Life Services

Special Activities 

The Child Life Center Playroom

The Child Life Center Playroom in the Komansky Center for Children’s Health is filled with toys, video games, and computers, and provides a respite from the medical setting. Located on Greenberg 6 North, the Child Life Center offers age-appropriate activities for children to use in the playroom or to borrow to use in their room.

Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit

Because laughter is the best medicine, specially trained clowns come in three days a week and do “Clown Care Rounds”—delighting children in all pediatric inpatient units and several outpatient clinics. For more information, visit the Clown Care website.

Pet Therapy

Approved, trained therapy dogs bring their wagging tails and pure joy when they make weekly visits to patients at their bedside or in the playroom. If you have any questions about pet therapy, please ask your Child Life Specialist.

Starlight Children's Foundation

An array of activities are available to help patients and their families cope with their hospitalization experience. These include PCPals, which are laptops and internet use and age-appropriate computer games, Nintendo Wii Fun Centers, and weekly events such as yoga, clown shows and musical performances. For more information, visit the Starlight Children’s Foundation website.

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Child Life Services
NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Center for Children's Health
525 E. 68th Street, Box 271
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-3516