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The Child Life Program was developed to help make the hospital experience a more positive one for children of all ages. The award-winning Child Life Program at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach has provided nearly 35 years of patient and family centered care to patients, ages 0 to 21, offering developmental, educational and emotional support. Child Life Specialists plan individualized and group programs that help children adjust to their hospital stay and promote the continuity of normal, daily childhood activities.
Dress-up time, blowing bubbles, visiting with brothers and sisters, playing with the family pet or just e-mailing a friend can help reduce the stress and anxiety associated with the hospital. Special events, such as the Toyota Grand Prix celebrity visit, helps brighten the spirits of patients. While we know our various patient and family centered programs help children cope, to your child, these activities are just plain old “fun.”
While no one wants to be in the hospital, the Child Life Program at Miller Children’s continually tries to create an environment for its patients and families that is fun, engaging and child friendly.
It is through your generous gifts that Miller Children’s is able to continue providing exciting toys and gifts to children of all ages to help make hospitalization just a little bit easier.
Thank you for your interest in donating to Miller Children’s to support patients and families. To help make the process a little simpler, watch this short video describing some of Miller Children's donation policies.