How Did I End Up Here?: My Journey to FINALLY becoming a CCLS

How did I get here? I’ve been inspired by other child lifers' Instagram posts sharing their journeys to becoming child life specialists. Since that is what Give Play Love has always been about, I wanted to share my own. Everyone’s path looks so different! Some are short, and some (like mine) are a 7 year… Continue reading How Did I End Up Here?: My Journey to FINALLY becoming a CCLS

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Choose Your Path: Certification and the Many Options

Many times, I went back and forth on whether or not to pursue a master's degree. Sometimes it felt like the best option and other times I would think to myself, "Where do I even start?" There are so many different paths to take: Bachelor's degree? Certificate programs? Grad school? Unaffiliated/Independent student route? In this post,… Continue reading Choose Your Path: Certification and the Many Options

[EDIBLE] Loose Parts!

When I first started researching Bank Street College of Education and their child life program, I stumbled upon the idea of loose parts. As a student, I continue to learn about the benefits of using loose parts to create something. In the world of child life, loose parts can be used for art projects, games,… Continue reading [EDIBLE] Loose Parts!