The Child Life Program of University Hospital

Director: Albert Perella, MA, CCLS


About us:

The Child Life Department at University Hospital is a therapeutic play and activities program that is designed to assist children to cope with the emotional and developmental impact of hospitalization, illness, and medical treatment. The Child Life Department is an integral part of comprehensive pediatric care.

The professionally trained staff, assisted by volunteers and student interns, meet the needs of hospitalized children and adolescents by providing age appropriate and therapeutic play activities to foster continued growth and development as well as to encourage the free expression of feelings and a sense of mastery to offset the abnormal experience of hospitalization.


F-Blue Playroom: 973-972-5883 or 973-972-1189


The Child Life Program of University Hospital

Office Address:
University Hospital

150 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103