Events and Classes

Discovery: Learning About Health Care and Hospitals

The Discovery Program was developed to satisfy a child’s curiosity about going to the doctor or the hospital. Discovery travels to preschools, day care centers, and grades Kindergarten through 4th grade. The children will learn about the positive aspects of hospitals and health care settings through a presentation using photographs, videos, dolls, and safe medical supplies. Discovery enhances children’s trust in health care providers and lessens their fears and misconceptions if they or a family member must be hospitalized. The Discovery Program is taught by a Children’s Hospital Child Life Specialist or nurse for groups of 10–25 children. It lasts 40–45 minutes and can be scheduled for morning or afternoon classes, Monday through Friday.

To schedule a Discovery Program visit for your school, complete the application and return it to:

Fax: 412-829-6958
U.S. Mail: 
Community Education Program
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
208 Penn Avenue
Penn Plaza, Floor 2
Turtle Creek, PA 15145

For more information, call Peggy Young at 412-823-2060, ext 10.

Last Update
February 26, 2014
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Last Update
February 26, 2014