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Miss New York Visits CHAM

  • 18 Mar 2016
  • Inside CHAM

As part of her mission to show and tell kids that dreams can come true, Serena Bucaj, Miss New York 2016, recently shared her story of perseverance and confidence at CHAM.

Pizza Party Pajama Day

  • 16 Mar 2016
  • Inside CHAM

In March we honored Child Life specialists and all the great work they do with our kids.

NY Weatherman Visits CHAM to Encourage Kids Kicking Cancer

  • 11 Dec 2015
  • Inside CHAMIn the News

The iconic WPIX 11 News weatherman Irv Gikofsky (known by most New Yorkers as Mr. G) was just great during his visit with our kids at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore‬.

A Comfortable, Creative Hospital Environment for Children is Key to Healing

  • 01 Dec 2015
  • In the News

Meghan Kelly, MSEd, CCLS, director, Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program, CHAM, notes that the healthcare experience for a young patient with access to child life services is very different from that of a patient without it. "Those are the experiences that can make you afraid for the rest of your life," Kelly says. "So if we can intervene from that very first moment, we can teach kids from a young age to deal with challenging experiences."

Rachel Platten Performs for Kids on NBC's The Today Show

  • 27 Nov 2015
  • In the News

Meghan Kelly, MSEd, CCLS, director, Child Life Program, CHAM, describes how music helps the healing process for children fighting illness during a visit and performance from singer Rachel Platten and Musicians on Call.

Contact Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program at CHAM


Donate to Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program

Child Life Program Director
Meghan D. Kelly, MSEd, CCLS
Phone: 718-741-2360
E-mail: 
mekelly@montefiore.org

For volunteers, school and community organizations, toy donations
Child Life Program Supervisor
Ingrid Ordóñez-Street, MEd/SpEd, CCLS
Phone: 718-741-2556
E-mail: iordonez@montefiore.org

For internship opportunities
Senior Child Life Specialist Internship Coordinator 
Talia Haviv, MS, CCLS 
Phone: 718-920-2321 
E-mail: 
thaviv@montefiore.org