Child Life Professional Data Center (CLPDC)

The Child Life Professional Data Center (CLPDC) is a tool to help child life programs track and compare programmatic and capacity for patient impact data with others. The CLPDC tracks both annual and quarterly data on child life programs. All data will be entered and housed in a robust platform that allows users to compare data and run reports.

  • Entering Data: Child life programs enter both annual program data and quarterly patient encounters data. Programs must enter at least 50% of the data requested to access comparisons and reports.

  • Comparing Data: Participants can compare their staffing, services, and capacity for patient/family impact data for the entire field or use filters to compare against similar programs (i.e. hospital type, location, # of child life FTEs, etc).

  • Running Reports: The CLPDC platform has many built-in report displaying data in charts that users can download, either for the entire field or using filters to customize the results. Slides and graphics from the reports are ready to add to presentations and can demonstrate the impact of child life services to administrators.

  • NEW! Utilize the Staffing Calculator: Developed by the Staffing Analytics Task Force, the new Staffing Calculator uses your quarterly data to calculate how many child life FTEs are needed to meet the needs of at risk patients in your settings. Visiting the Staffing Calculator page to learn more.

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Resources & Support

Success Stories

Get more from your data and gain access to all reporting and filtering features by adding a CLPDC subscription for your team! Subscriptions are available to any hospital participating in the data center but are not a prerequisite for CLPDC access and use.
Visit the CLPDC Resources page for the all the training videos, information, and support you need to get comfortable with our data center!

Read how Rene Guilbeau, CCLS, used the CLPDC's staffing data to successfully present a case for increasing her hospital's child life staff.

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Thank you to The Walt Disney Foundation for their generous support of the Child Life Professional Development Center.

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