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Child Life Specialist

The major in Child Life Specialist is designed to prepare students who are interested in the profession of Child Life Specialist the background needed to pursue a graduate degree in Child Life Studies.


Child Life Specialists work primarily within the healthcare field, assisting children and their families with coping with the anxieties associated with hospitalization and treatment.  They help to ensure a child’s continued social, emotional, and cognitive growth during periods of hospitalization, as well as facilitating communication between the child and hospital staff.  Child Life Specialists also work closely with parents, siblings, and other family members to ensure that all understand the healthcare process.

Child Life Specialist Program Contact

Dr. Marygrace Kaiser
Burgess Hall – Room 202
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530