Additional certifications after CCLS

One of my wonderful readers reached out to me to ask what other certifications can a CCLS attain that will complement their role as a CCLS. I only knew of a couple of additional certifications so I reached out to all of my followers on Instagram for their input. Thanks to all of you guys,Continue reading “Additional certifications after CCLS”

Tips for students

It’s important to show potential employers that while you may still be learning to walk the walk, you can certainly talk the talk! Child life comes with a special set of vocabulary words that every CCLS uses in their day to day work. This not only will make you sound more professional overall, but itContinue reading “Tips for students”

Fun for EVERYONE

I believe it’s important for every CCLS working in the hospital environment be knowledgeable on how to meet the unique needs of kids with developmental disabilities and their families. Often times, developmental disabilities are associated with chronic health conditions resulting in some sort of medical intervention(s) during their lifetime. That being said, these kiddo’s are often aContinue reading “Fun for EVERYONE”

CLC2017

It’s almost time again for the national Child Life Conference and this year it’s in Las Vegas, Nevada! To see the (super exciting) program for conference click here. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to be attending this year’s conference, but if I don’t, the Association of Child Life Professionals has a wonderful backup plan forContinue reading “CLC2017”

Child Life Students

The university I am attending/will be attending does not have a Child Life program – what do I do?  One of the many wonderful things about the child life profession is that you do not need to major specifically in child life to become a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). The university I attended for myContinue reading “Child Life Students”

Favorite Find

I am so excited to have signed up for a 3-day kids yoga teacher training which is coming to Miami next month. Let me start off by saying I’m not a yoga teacher nor would I consider myself a yogi. My experience with yoga is nothing more than the occasional free class at the park orContinue reading “Favorite Find”

Favorite Find of the Month

  I first learned about the child life profession when one of my child development professors my junior year of college very briefly mentioned it during one of his lectures. I jotted down “child life specialist” on the corner of my notebook and googled it when I got home. As soon as I looked it up, I knewContinue reading “Favorite Find of the Month”

Let’s talk about camp!

Back in March, I mentioned I was working at one of my hospital’s week long camps for patients with special healthcare needs. Now that I have some more free time having finished with school, I’m ready to let you all in on the magic I witnessed during my week at camp. Our camp is a (free)Continue reading “Let’s talk about camp!”

I did it! 

After two long years of what felt like infinite research articles, mastering the art of APA format, and lots of hard work, today I walked across the stage and graduated! I now officially have my masters degree from Nova Southeastern University! Ahh!! 😍 Today was also very special because I was able to meet myContinue reading “I did it! “

34th annual child life conference 

As many of you probably already know, this year’s national child life conference was in Orlando, Florida. Only 4 hours away from where I live, I was very exited that conference was in my home state this year. Unfortunately due to a prior engagement I was only able to attend the conference Thursday and Friday,Continue reading “34th annual child life conference “