Child Life Month

Join Us in Celebrating Child Life Month!

UCLA Child Life MonthThe child life specialists at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA celebrated Child Life Month in 2017 with a superhero-themed day, honoring their fellow hospital superheroes—the dedicated physicians, nurses, care partners, residents, volunteers, and staff that take care of their pediatric patients ever day.

ACLP CEO Jennifer Lipsey offers a special Child Life Month message in celebration of the profession's contributions to children and families.
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Last year, the child life department at Children's Hospital of Michigan celebrated Child Life Month by hosting a weekly station in the lobby where staff could spin the wheel, answer child life trivia, and win a prize.

Hospital Administrator Email

At your request, ACLP CEO Jennifer Lipsey will send an email or letter to your hospital administrator and/or department head that expresses her gratitude for their support of child life services and includes information about how healthcare leaders can celebrate Child Life Month. You may select a traditional hospital or community-based message.The deadline to request an email or letter is March 16.


Activity Ideas

Looking for some creative ways to celebrate Child Life Month in your hospital or work place? The following series of ideas and templates is designed to kick start your child life program's observance of Child Life Month.



Media Opportunities

Public service announcements, news releases, feature stories, and letters to the editor are great ways to publicize the important services provided by child life professionals. Here are some basic ideas for generating publicity.


Visit the ACLP Facebook page for more celebratory photos and videos. And make sure to use #ChildLifeinAction and #ChildLifeMonth on your Child Life Month social media posts.


How Do You Celebrate Child Life Month?

We hope you'll share your stories with us so we can use them to inspire others. Email to tell us how you celebrate.