Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science Degree in Child Life, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Education, Social work, Therapeutic Recreation, etc.
Completion of 480+ hour internship, as required by the Child Life Council.
Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), or completion certification within one year of hire.
To plan and implement supportive, therapeutic, educational and recreational programs for
To provide preparation and procedural support to patients and families.
To facilitate and encourage positive coping mechanisms in children and their families.
To provide opportunities for growth and development through play, learning and self-
To serve as a resource for other hospital staff in areas of: child development, family
centered care, age appropriate preparation and coping strategies, as well as end-of-life