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Programs and Services

Our Child Life team collaborates with programs and services throughout Children's National as they help patients and their families receive the best care possible.

Karun Sharma and two youths with MRI machine

Supportive Resources

From our program to help keep kids calm to sibling support resources, guidance for children before undergoing an MRI and more, Children's National Child Life experts are here to make the health care journey easier on patients and families.

Bunny Mellon Healing Garden

Bunny Mellon Healing Garden

Kids being treated at Children's National have a way to enjoy fresh air, the outdoors and inspiring views of the nation's capital at our Healing Garden.
Seacrest Studios

Seacrest Studios

Children’s National offers a broadcast studio for children, donated by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

boy in wheelchair in front of bookshelf

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center at Children's National Hospital offers a range of support services for families and staff including providing books and magazines for children and adults, as well as computers for Internet access.

A Children's National nurse walks down a hospital hallway with a female patient.

Pre-Surgical Tour

Signing up for our tour helps families understand our process for surgery preparation.

Child hugging a dog

Animal Visitation Program

The Animal Visitation Program provides trained therapeutic dogs that visit patients at Children's National.