Child Life

A stepping-stone to becoming a Child Life Specialist! Our FULLY ONLINE program is designed to prepare you for CCLS certification. The coursework concentrates on childhood growth and development as well as the psychological impact of illness, divorce, and grief.

This program is perfect for...

...any individual wishing to learn more about child life, including: Child Life assistants, interns, pediatric medical providers, classroom teachers working with children having chronic or life-threatening illnesses. It's a stepping-stone to becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist.

What you'll learn...

An overview of child life theory and practice, including the therapeutic role of play, the nature of suffering, stages of grief, medical terminology, community outreach, and technology.
Valuable information and practical skills that can be applied when working with children, adolescents and their families in healthcare settings and other challenging environments.
You’ll be equipped with a strong background in child development and family organization. You will study effective coping skills for families facing medical issues and other concerns.
Our program course work is conveniently designed to meet the individual requirements of the CCLS exam.

Online Courses


20 total units to complete this professional certificate
Earn no less than a "C" in any particular course to be eligible for the certificate

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