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Wolfson Children's Hospital Education Programs

Education Programs

Wolfson Children’s brings fun to the classroom with educational programs that help kids learn healthy habits.

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health

904.202.WELL (9355)

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health was founded in 2011 to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of the families living within the communities we serve.

Why Wolfson Advocates for Kids

Advocating for children is the most important part of our mission. Through THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s, we reach beyond the walls of the hospital to promote safe and healthy childhoods for all kids in our region.

Request a Program at Your School

If you would like THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health to provide community education at your child’s school, pre-school or after school program, please contact us at 904.202.9355 or theplayerscenter@bmcjax.com. Each program can be adapted for playgroups, summer camps, community centers and other out-of-school settings.

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health

904.202.WELL (9355)

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health was founded in 2011 to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of the families living within the communities we serve.

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Preschool Programs

I Can Eat a Rainbow

ages 3-7

A caterpillar puppet and an interactive storybook introduce young children to the importance of eating a variety of healthy food.

Germaine the Germ Thing

ages 3-7

Wolfson Children's Hospital Germaine the Germ Thing Children learn how to prevent the spread of germs through effective hand washing. They will love seeing how germs spread as shown by our special GlitterBug® Potion.

Teddy Bear Clinic

ages 4-5

Pre-K children enjoy taking their favorite stuffed animal through a "check-up" as they learn what to expect at their own pre-kindergarten physicals. Immunization requirements for entering kindergarten will be included in take-home materials.

School-Age Programs

Body Safari

grades 2-3

This fun and interactive program takes students on an adventure through the major body systems. Students will learn how their organs work together, as well as ways to keep their bodies healthy and safe.

Mission Nutrition

grades 4-5

A race car-themed program that teaches students what foods our bodies need to stay healthy. Hands-on activities illustrate how to read and interpret food labels to make informed food choices.

Middle and High School Programs

Over the Counter Medication Safety

grades 6-7

Kids are starting to self-medicate as early as 11 years old, and Over-the-Counter (OTC) medicine errors and misuse result in over 10,000 ER visits for kids under 18 each year. This program focuses on prescription vs. over the counter medications; how to read a Drug Facts Label; and preventing, recognizing and responding to unsafe situations with medications.

Take Action Against Distraction

grades 6-7

Wolfson Children's Hospital Teens Texting According to research from Safe Kids Worldwide, 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 8 middle school students crosses the street while using a mobile device such as a cell phone, tablet or game. This program teaches kids about pedestrian safety, visibility and the importance of putting devices down, especially while crossing the street.

Countdown 2 Drive

grades 8-9

Countdown 2 Drive addresses key safety issues faced when riding as a passenger now and as they become drivers in the future, including the risks of distractions. Young teens are taught how to gain the trust of parents in the pre-driving years and encouraged to complete a Countdown 2 Drive Passenger Agreement online with their parent.

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