Child Life Playrooms and Teen Rooms

Patient and Family Guide

Child Life Playrooms and Teen Rooms

The Child Life Playroom at American Family Children's HospitalChild Life's goal is to promote positive experiences for your child and to help him or her continue to grow throughout the hospital experience. Families are invited to participate in our playroom and daily scheduled activities. A calendar is posted outside the playroom.


If your child is unable to participate in the playroom, staff can offer suggestions for diversion and activities in your child's room. You can reach a Child Life staff member by having them paged.


Our Facilities

4th Floor Playroom*
Room 4106
Phone: (608) 890-8215
The playroom is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

4th Floor Teen Room*
(The Jeff Crawford School and Teen Center)

Room 4108
Phone: (608) 890-8211
Monday-Friday, 4-10pm 

* Special air filtration minimizes the risk of infection to patients in the 4th floor playroom and teen lounge (and the entire Pediatric Inpatient Unit on level 4)

5th Floor Playroom
(Friends of UW Hospital and Clinics Playroom)

Room 5404
Phone: (608) 890-8339
The playroom is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

5th Floor Teen Room
Room 5440
Monday-Friday, 4-10pm

Child Life Contacts

In addition to playroom activities, the Child Life program offers several programs for your child to participate in while hospitalized. If you would like to speak to a Child Life specialist, please call the program assistant at (608) 890-7888.