Child Life Education and Professional Development

Child Life

Child Life Education and Professional Development

The Child Life program at American Family Children’s Hospital is made up of trained professionals with backgrounds in child development.

We offer the following educational and professional development programs for people interested in pursuing a career in Child Life:

Child Life at American Family Children's Hospital: Child Life therapist with young patient

Child Life Internship

The Child Life program at American Family Children's Hospital offers a 16-week, 640-hour clinical internship under the direction of Certified Child Life Specialists.

Learn more about the Child Life Internship

Child Life at American Family Children's Hospital: Child Life therapist with two children painting

Child Development Practicum

The purpose of the Child Development Practicum is to give students a hands-on experience to the affects of chronic illness and hospitalization on patients' siblings.

Learn more about the Child Development Practicum