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The child life profession began in the 1920s to improve healthcare experiences for children by providing play, preparation, and educational programs.

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History

The child life profession began in the 1920s to improve healthcare experiences for children by providing play, preparation, and educational programs.

See how the profession has developed over the past 100 years!

Learn the History

History

The child life profession began in the 1920s to improve healthcare experiences for children by providing play, preparation, and educational programs.

See how the profession has developed over the past 100 years!

Learn the History
ACLP

History

The child life profession began in the 1920s to improve healthcare experiences for children by providing play, preparation, and educational programs.

See how the profession has developed over the past 100 years!

Learn the History

ACLP

History

The child life profession began in the 1920s to improve healthcare experiences for children by providing play, preparation, and educational programs.

See how the profession has developed over the past 100 years!

Learn the History
ACLP

History

The child life profession began in the 1920s to improve healthcare experiences for children by providing play, preparation, and educational programs.

See how the profession has developed over the past 100 years!

Learn the History