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Child Life Program

Play is at the heart of the Child Life Program. Child Life Specialists recognize that through play, children are able to cope with stress, changes, and challenges and provide normalcy when nothing in their life is normal. It is the mode used for providing education and coping tools for each child.

Ready Set Surgery Video

Watch our Child Life Specialists at Denver Health prepare a child for surgery.

Preparing for Surgery through Play
Count to ten! A Child Life Specialist helps a boy prepare for surgery

Child Life Specialists help kids prepare for surgery through play! See how our child life specialists helped one special little boy. 

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Denver Health’s Child Life Zone was made possible by the Garth Brooks Teammates For Kids Foundation. This nonprofit foundation was co-founded by Garth Brooks to work in partnership with professional athletes, celebrities, organizations and fans to generate funds for children’s charities. Denver Health will always be grateful for this tremendous gift.