Child Life Practicum in Cape Town

Applications are now open for our Child Life Practicum in Cape Town!

The 4-week practicum experience is open to Child Life students as well as to those interested in the field and is lead by Sharon McLeod, a Certified Child Life Specialist, with over 30 years of experience.  Sharon is also a former President of the Association of Child Life Professionals.

Upcoming 2020 Cape Town program dates:

Jan 13 to Feb 11
May 30 to June 27
June 28 to July 25
July 26 to Aug 22
Aug 23 to Sept 19

The Cape Town practicum is designed to meet the Association of Child Life Professionals’ standards.  While practicums are not required for becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist, the ACLP encourages students to pursue practicums in order to be better prepared and more competitive when applying for Child Life internships.

During the program, through experiential learning and observation, students will increase their knowledge of basic child life skills related to play, developmental assessment, and integration of child life theory into interventions with children and families.

The $3,650 program fee covers training, secure housing, 24/7 on-the-ground support, and some local events with the Connect-123 Cape Town team.

For more information or to apply, please contact us today!

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Brooke Hauser

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Nova Southeastern University

The most memorable day I had included, preparing and supporting a 6-year-old girl for day surgery. With the guidance of my amazing preceptors, I witnessed the little girl's fear, stress, and anxiety slowly start to decrease.

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Abbey Vacca

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Edgewood College

Not only do you get daily, real-life experiences to broaden your knowledge and experience of child life, but you have tons of time to explore this beautiful city and all it has to offer. I will forever be thankful for the experiences I had, the knowledge I gained, and the friendships I built.

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Morgan Braun

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Central Washington University

Through this practicum, and thanks to the incredible CCLS, I felt that I received an extremely well-rounded and layered learning experience in child life.

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Lindsay Hohlbaugh

Child Life Program | Cape Town
University of Pittsburgh

Not a day goes by that I am not thinking about Cape Town and the incredible people I met during this journey. Connect-123 is a fantastic organization that is determined to provide the best education and resources for their students and professionals. I'll be back soon, Cape Town! Cheers!

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Ashley Camden

Child Life Program | Cape Town
University of California Santa Barbara

The practicum gave me the tools I needed to succeed in my career as a future child life specialist and I was given the opportunity to see a wide variety of patients on different wards. I was definitely challenged but gained so much confidence throughout my time in Cape Town.

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