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 experienced Certified Child Life Specialists.

Upcoming Cape Town program dates:

May 29 to Jun 25, 2022
Jun 26 to Jul 23, 2022
Jul 24 to Aug 20, 2022
Aug 21 to Sep 17, 2022
Sep 18 to Oct 15, 2022

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 $3,950 program fee covers training, secure housing, 24/7 on-the-ground support, and some local events with the Connect-123 Cape Town team.  We also offer an optional overnight safari experience, where you can see Africa’s big five!

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

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Kelly M

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
University of Alabama

The Child Life Practicum gave me child life skills I’m confident I wouldn’t have been able to learn through just a typical Child Life Practicum. This program gave me a new perspective and so many new skills.

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Amelia H

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Dixie State University

Their program was so much more than just a practicum. Through them, I gained child life skills I couldn't have learned anywhere else and developed life-long friendships.

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Emma O

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
University of Iowa

I gained skills and developed great confidence in observing, documenting, and carrying out therapeutic play sessions with children of various ages and diagnoses.

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Alyssa L

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Utica College

During my time, I volunteered with two hospitals in South Africa, worked with many different children and families, and met so many warm-hearted people that I will never forget.

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Logan Kaifes

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Kansas State University

I was able to experience Child Life in a different culture, working with various patients and their families in a healthcare setting different than I was used to.

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