Child Life

Edgewood College is the only school in Wisconsin that offers you the opportunity to complete a major in Child Life. This major prepares you for entry into the health care system as a trained professional who provides psychosocial care for children and advocacy for families.

Child Life professionals provide services in hospitals, clinics, hospice centers, and other service delivery situations. In both ambulatory and inpatient settings, Child Life professionals provide children and youth opportunities for mastery of their environment, for play, for learning, for family involvement, and for peer interaction. Child Life candidates complete an intensive internship. After graduation and entry into employment, they take the Professional Certification examination of the Child Life Council, the national professional organization for Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS).


As a graduate of Edgewood College’s Child Life program, I had many offers to participate in opportunities both near and far from Madison. I was able to apply for highly competitive positions in Child Life programs across the country and often placed as a front runner.
Elizabeth Kunz '15
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