Our playroom is adjacent to our group therapy room. Newborns and infants can be in our playroom during the IOP with a professionally trained childhood educator who will safely provide care for them and who will provide them with safe and developmentally appropriate play

What ages of kids can we accept?

We can accept babies up to 12 months of age for our playroom

What will be included?

Babies will have access to developmentally appropriate toys and will also have a space where they can sleep, be fed and changed during the IOP time. 

Want to Volunteer?

The Playroom Volunteer at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Perinatal Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program will join the multidisciplinary team to support the health and well-being of patients with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Volunteers will be working in the adjacent playroom while their mothers are attending the program next door. They may also conduct or oversee the serving of meals and snacks, maintaining safety and sanitation standards, and assisting children with a variety of tasks as requested by the child. This includes ensuring a clean, safe, and nurturing environment that aligns with standards established by the department and/or regulatory entities. The objective of the volunteers is to assist the Playroom Coordinator and Playroom Aide in caring for the infants.


  • Provide direct care of infants (ages 0 – 1 year) of individuals participating in WBHW IOP program including:
    • verbal engagement
    • developmentally appropriate play activities
    • infant feeding
    • and providing an appropriate environment for sleep or relaxation.  
  • Provide multiculturally sensitive care to all enrolled caregivers and infants.  
  • Develop and maintain a positive and confidential relationship with each caregiver


  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • The Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
  • Must be able to transport to the Anschutz Health Sciences Building at 1890 N Revere Ct, Aurora, CO 80045.

How to Get Involved:

Please fill out the survey form below. 

After submission, we will reach out to you to gather availability. Each volunteer will need to complete 4 training courses, a background check, and sign a risk waiver before their first day.

Questions should be directed to: Grace Newberry at
playroom staff
"Toni made me feel extremely comfortable and was knowledgeable about any topic on my child that I asked. My child was so excited to see her which made leaving her easy. Always seen Toni cleaning toys after the day, so never questioned sanitary of anything. Toni was amazing in the playroom."

Psychiatry (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Ct

Suite 4003

Mail Stop F546

Aurora, CO 80045


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