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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.

Begin Here.  Help children anywhere. 

Ensuring Continued Growth in Children

  • Social Growth
  • Cognitive Growth
  • Emotional growth
Career Settings for Child Life Specialists
Medical Clinics
Hospitals
Dental Offices
Schools
Camps
Homes (with parents)
Student Characteristics
Leader
Good Communicator
Organized
Understands group dynamics
Knowledge of behavior and development
Relational
Compassionate
Ability to play

Staff Contacts

Dr. Marygrace Kaiser

Child Life Specialist Program Contact

mgkaiser@eureka.edu (309) 467-6400

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