Child Life Month

Celebrate the Child Life Profession in March

UCLA Child Life MonthThe child life specialists at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA celebrated Child Life Month 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.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
In honor of this year's Child Life Month, the Child Life Department at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital hosted a Teddy Bear clinic for healthy children from local schools. More than 150 kindergartners attended to learn about the hospital and hear about their Fit4AllKids healthy living program. 

Children's Hospital of Michigan
The child life department at Children's Hospital of Michigan is celebrating Child Life Month 2017 by hosting a weekly station in the lobby where staff can spin the wheel, answer child life trivia, and win a prize.

Child Life Month 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.



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!


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How Do You Celebrate Child Life Month?

We hope that you will share your success stories with us so that we can use them to inspire others from year to year. Email to tell us how you celebrate.