The Child Life program provides preparation and support for pediatric medical procedures, surgery and your general hospital stay.
- Certified Child Life specialists serving patients in Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Pediatric ER, Surgery, Radiology, Endoscopy and the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children
- Weekly pre-surgery tours, schedule by calling (256) 265-7969
- Three age-appropriate activity rooms for patient use
- Visits by therapy pets
- Community outreach
Practicum and internship opportunities
Child Life specialists are prepared at the bachelors and masters levels in Child Life, Child Development and other related fields. Professional certification is available to qualified candidates through the Child Life Certifying Committee. Certified Child Life specialists (CCLS) must pass the Child Life Professional Certification Examination. For more information, contact the Child Life Council.
If you are interested in a Child Life practicum or internship, you may download the applications here: