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”

How I studied for the certification exam

When I finally signed up to take my certification exam, I quickly became overwhelmed with what/how I had to study. The Child Life Council has a list of suggested materials for you to review before the test – ( http://childlife.org/files/CandidateManual.pdf — page 15) – but it can definitely be overwhelming to be given a listContinue reading “How I studied for the certification exam”

Course Work Review —> Eligibility Assessment Service

I’ve been having a couple of Child Life students e-mail me asking about the pre-practicum/internship process. Since the Child Life Council (CLC) is currently restructuring this process, it can be a little confusing. Here’s what’s going on: Up until April of this year, the process went like this: you submitted a “course work review” to the CLC – aContinue reading “Course Work Review —> Eligibility Assessment Service”

Do you think it’s better to get your masters in child life and then try to get in the field or do you think a bachelors is really enough?

That is something that is completely up to you! Personally, I think the more you know the better & I someday hope to get my Masters degree. Also, by the year 2022 it will be a requirement of the Child Life Council to have your masters degree – http://www.childlife.org/files/AcademicTFRecommendations-Website.pdf

My current college doesn’t have a major in child life or child studies. Do you think it’s too late to transfer to a college that does offer a major more closely related to a child life profession?

Well, you technically don’t need a major in child life/child studies to become a CCLS. The only thing that is required is that you take a course taught by a child life specialist and many universities offer it online (I took mine online!) Also, you will need to have 10 courses relating to children inContinue reading “My current college doesn’t have a major in child life or child studies. Do you think it’s too late to transfer to a college that does offer a major more closely related to a child life profession?”

Where were you able to take your online child life class taught by a child life specialist? Were you enrolled at that school? I’m having trouble finding a class online taught by a child life specialist.

I was able to take the online child life class taught by a child life specialist, at The University of New Hampshire. I was not enrolled at that school and because I live in Florida, I had to pay out of state tuition which wasn’t too fun. However, the professor I had, Trish Cox, wasContinue reading “Where were you able to take your online child life class taught by a child life specialist? Were you enrolled at that school? I’m having trouble finding a class online taught by a child life specialist.”

Any ideas on how to decorate a teenagers hospital bedroom besides sheets and pillows? She’ll be in for a month!

Posters! The Beatles? Lebron James? Adele? The Twilight Saga?  – whatever your teen is motivated by & loves it would be an awesome idea to have something up that can provide a sense of love and comfort in their hospital room. Allow your teen to personalize their room as much as possible with permission grantedContinue reading “Any ideas on how to decorate a teenagers hospital bedroom besides sheets and pillows? She’ll be in for a month!”

Just discovered your blog… It’s amazing and inspiring. Are you a child life specialist? I’m a sophomore in college and I’m getting my CDA soon. I’ve been looking into this career and I think I’m interested…. I’ve currently been looking for child related careers online but there isn’t much help… But Im really inspired by this career.

I actually am not a child life specialist (yet!) You can read a little more about me here: https://adventuresinchildlife.com/aboutme if you’re interested 🙂 I’m glad my blog was able to inspire you so much – I wish you the best of luck!

Hi! I really love your blog. :D I was just wondering if maybe you could post some more tennage-related child life stuff? Like ways for them to cope and things like that? Please and thank you! :D

I will absolutely look into posting some more teenage child life things. Thanks for the feedback! 🙂