Tyler's Place is a unique area in the American Family Children's Hospital where siblings can interact with other brothers and sisters while their sibling is in the hospital.
Tyler's Place is a supervised area, keeping families close together and helping support siblings by providing therapeutic activities and socialization with other siblings. Siblings will enjoy age appropriate toys, arts/crafts, board games, and sensory play.
Parents can then give their full attention to their hospitalized child's care while brothers and sisters participate in structured activities with peers of their own age. It is located on Wisconsin Avenue in the American Family Children's Hospital, room 1425.
Accessing Sibling Care Services
Prior to visiting Tyler's Place, parents and siblings will be asked each day to stop at Security for pre-screening. After the prescreening, you and your child will be given a sticker badge. This will help us facilitate and schedule a time for your child to participate in sibling care. We reserve the right to not accept children who might present a health risk to other children in Tyler's Place. All siblings must wash their hands upon arrival to Tyler’s Place.
- Ages Served: 3-12 years
- Siblings eligible for Tyler’s Place must have a patient in the following areas of AFCH: inpatient unit, surgery, day treatment or sedation
- Children must be potty trained and healthy to use Tyler’s Place. AFCH inpatient siblings must be health screened by Security prior to coming to Tyler’s Place. All other eligible siblings will be health screened by Tyler’s Place staff upon arrival.
- A parent must complete the necessary paperwork upon arrival in Tyler’s Place for the siblings to be eligible.
Hours: Monday – Friday
School Year hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Summer hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Siblings can spend two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon.