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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Erika Morgan

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Nova Southeastern University

If you are looking for an outstanding practicum that can help you grow not only professionally but on a personal level as well, THIS IS PERFECT FOR YOU!

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Alexis Zvanut

Child Life Program | Cape Town
University of Missouri

My time in Cape Town was filled with joy and a lot of laughter. I prepared children for what to expect while in the hospital, learned the benefits of therapeutic and medical play, built relationships with children and their families, and learned the true value of play and how it is a universal language.

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Karina Taveras

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Nova Southeastern University

I observed our preceptors provide procedural support and developmentally appropriate medical and therapeutic play in the hospital setting. Then, I was able to use the tools I learned through observation to implement those practices on my own. I was able to fine-tune my clinical skills as a child life student and expand my knowledge working with a culturally diverse population.

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Sarah Tatchi

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Eastern Tennessee State University

My child life practicum in Cape Town, South Africa was amazing! Connect-123 gave me the chance to go aboard and expand on something I am passionate about.

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Melanie Yeisley

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Texas Woman's University

Under the supervision of a CCLS, I was given the autonomy to practice hands-on therapeutic interventions and procedural preparation to meet the diverse psychosocial needs of hospitalized children and their families. I was able to collaborate with other practicum students for ideas, and work together to do activities at bedside and in play areas that incorporated the whole family unit.

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