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”
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”
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”
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
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?”
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.”
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!”
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!
I will absolutely look into posting some more teenage child life things. Thanks for the feedback! 🙂
Thank you for following & for the kind words! 🙂 I love getting feedback from my readers!