Child Life Competencies

Introduction

The following child life competencies are the minimal level of acceptable practice as defined by the Child Life Council, and are a guide for individuals or organizations who may wish to further define competencies specific to their situation. The order of competencies does not reflect a sequence or hierarchy of importance.

 

I. Care of Infants, Children, Youth, and Families

Competency A: Care of Infants, Children, Youth, and Families

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency B: Care of Infants, Children, Youth, and Families

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency C: Care of Infants, Children, Youth, and Families

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency D: Care of Infants, Children, Youth, and Families

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency E: Care of Infants, Children, Youth, and Families

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency F: Care of Infants, Children, Youth, and Families

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

II. Professional Responsibility

Competency A: Professional Responsibility

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency B: Professional Responsibility

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency C: Professional Responsibility

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

III. Education & Supervision

Competency A: Education & Supervision

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency B: Education & Supervision

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

IV. Research Fundamentals

Competency: Research Fundamentals

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

V. Administration

Competency A: Administration

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

Competency B: Administration

  • Description

  • Knowledge

  • Skill

November 1987
Revised and Approved November 2001
Revised and Approved November 2010
Revised and Approved June 2016




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