Pedersen Family Learning Center

Lurie Children’s prides itself on being a reliable source of information on your child’s diagnosis — and the Sarah and Peer Pedersen Family Learning Center (PFLC) is here to help with that mission.

Located on the 12th floor behind the red fire truck, the PFLC is a resource space where all patients and families can access educational resources, learn more about our services and read through consumer health materials.

Using this space to research and discover more information about any healthcare topic also gives you access to our knowledgeable staff’s guidance. 

While at Lurie Children's, you may find that you need to print, scan, or fax paperwork -- this could be insurance forms, FMLA paperwork, or other important documents. If you need to do this, the PFLC has computers, printers, fax machines, and scanners to help you get these things crossed off your list. 

You can also access our list of reliable health information websites from the computers at the center. 

We also have printed resources that you can take with you to learn more about health conditions or organizations that may be related to your child's health. For example, we have information on:

  • Car seats
  • Cast care
  • Food allergies
  • EpiPens
  • Mental health (anxiety, trauma, ADHD, etc.)
  • and more! 

Looking for pediatric information related to your child's development, behavior and illnesses? Access the KidsHealth online health information resource*.

Explore information for:

  • Parents
    Practical parenting, health, and wellness information
  • Kids
    Videos, games and information about health, just for kids
  • Teens
    Answers and advice about health, emotions and life

The PFLC offers educational opportunities for our patients and families to learn more about different areas of health and healthcare. We support classes or one-on-one meetings on the following topics:

  • Asthma
  • Food allergies - such as the Kids Food Allergy Hangout (dates TBA)
  • G-Tube
  • Injury prevention (seasonal)
  • Legal advocacy
  • Medicaid/benefits enrollment 

For schedules and additional information, please email

What's new...

Learn more about what the PFLC team has been up to by checking our our posts on the Lurie Children's blog and other team spotlights!

* Information you receive from or through the KidsHealth Library is for educational purposes only. For medical advice, consult your healthcare provider or call KIDSDOC at 1.800.543.7356 for an appointment. If you are experiencing a health emergency or need immediate care, call 9-1-1.

The KidsHealth Library contains additional educational information created and maintained by KidsHealth. The links below that lead to the KidsHealth Library are provided for convenience only.  Lurie Children’s does not endorse or support the content of third-party links, including KidsHealth, and does not make any guarantee as to whether the information is accurate, reliable or current. Should you have a question regarding the content, please contact KidsHealth directly. Lurie Children’s does not disclose your personally identifiable information to KidsHealth. By clicking on the KidsHealth links below, you will leave the Lurie Children’s website. Privacy and security policies may differ from those practiced by Lurie Children’s.