Child Life Practicum in Cape Town

Applications are now open for our 2019 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.

While our June 2019 program is full, we still have spots available for July, August and September start dates and we’re accepting applications for our June waitlist.

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 $3,550 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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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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Ali Burns

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Birmingham-Southern College

During my Child Life Practicum, I observed an experienced Certified Child Life Specialist within a prominent Children’s Hospital. I was able to grow as a Child Life student while independently performing procedural preparation, and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for children of all ages.

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Catherine Radford

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Texas Woman's University

My Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, South Africa was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It deepened my passion and drive to become a Child Life Specialist. My Practicum allowed me to work with children and families in ways I would have never dreamed of being able to! I learned how to adapt to a different healthcare system, and witnessed coursework come to life during daily engagements.

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Katarina Esser

Child Life Program | Cape Town
University of Missouri

Doing my Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, South Africa, is something I will treasure forever. Not only did the Child Life Practicum give me valuable experience in a different healthcare setting, but also cultural experiences I would not have had in the USA. Coming home I feel like a better professional.

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Haley Fricke

Child Life Program | Cape Town
University of California at Santa Cruz

Connect-123 gave me the amazing opportunity to complete my child life practicum in South Africa for the month of July. I interned with an amazing group at a children's hospital in Cape Town.

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