Child Life 101 Workshops

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Child Life Specialist? Child Life 101 workshops are a way for students to learn a little bit about the field of child life and ask questions about the career path. The Association for Child Life Professionals (ACLP) has compiled a list of programs in states across the country that have workshops for prospective child life specialists. You can download the list in PDF format by clicking on the link below. Please contact the programs directly for more information. 

Programs Offering Child Life Career Workshops

Currently in Texas there are Child Life 101 workshops offered in Houston, Dallas, and Forth Worth. You can find more information below:


Join the Texas Medical Center Child Life programs for the Child Life 101 Information Session. During this half-day intensive workshop, students will learn more about the child life profession, internship application process, and path to becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist. Click here for flyer.

Friday, January 5th
Shriner's Hospital for Children
(832) 822-1017


Dallas/Fort Worth

This workshop is open to high school seniors, college students, and adults considering a career change. For more information use the email address associated with the session you would like to attend. Click here for flyer.

Saturday, February 17th
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital of Children

Saturday, June 23th
Medical City Children's Hospital

Saturday, September 8th
Cook Children's Medical Center 

Saturday, November 3rd
Children's Health