Child Life Program

As part of Mass. Eye and Ear’s Nursing Department, our Child Life Specialists provide a multidisciplinary approach to your child’s health care.childlife 20web

The Child Life Specialists work closely with the nursing staff and draw upon a wide range of experience and research especially adapted to the health care setting, including child development, education and developmental psychology.

The goal is to help ease the emotional impact of illness and hospitalization on children and their families. We encourage our patients to express their feelings and to participate in their care to help offset the abnormal experience of hospitalization.

Contact our Child Life Specialists by emailing childlife@meei.harvard.edu with any questions or concerns regarding your child's upcoming surgery.