Networking at ACLP

As members of a specialized field with a limited number of practitioners, it is important for Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) to reach beyond the boundaries of individual programs, disciplines, and geographies to connect with the larger child life community. At the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP), promoting professional collaboration among child life professionals is one of our most important goals, and a key benefit for our members. We encourage you to reach out to a welcoming community of child life professionals, who are ready and eager to share information, ideas and resources.

Build lasting relationships that will enhance your personal and professional development, and make a real difference in your career!

Opportunities for Networking

ACLP Connect


ACLP Connect offer an easy way to communicate with more than 5,500 ACLP members. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of your peers by sharing thought-provoking questions, professional challenges, and success stories.

Child Life Annual Conference


For the ultimate experience in face-to-face networking, you will not want to miss the Child Life Annual Conference. Each year, more than 1,000 child life specialists from around the world gather for a diverse array of high-quality conference sessions tailored to all professional levels.

ACLP Member Directory


Have you lost contact with one of your former child life colleagues? Looking to connect with another child life specialist in your area? Our online Member Directory can help you to locate other members of the Association, using a name and/or location as search criteria.

Note: The member directory is only available to ACLP members.

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