Child Life Program: Our Child Life Program is an integral part of the overall care and well being of each child that comes to Almost Home Kids. By facilitating play opportunities, at the bedside and in playrooms, their continued growth and development is greatly enhanced.

The Child Life Specialist benefits our program by:

  • Creating a sense of routine by helping children maintain independence, self-esteem and confidence.
  • Minimizing stress by encouraging positive coping behaviors.
  • Helping children prepare for and understand medical procedures and experiences.

Child Life Practicum at AHK 
The Child Life Practicum provides students interested in entering the field of Child Life, a practicum opportunity to work with children of various developmental levels in a pediatric transitional and respite home-like facility while being supervised by a Certified Child Life Specialist.

If you are interested in learning more about the program please contact Alex Schober at:

Click here for Child Life Practicum Application Form

Application Postmark Deadline
July 5th , 2020

Practicum Dates
Fall: Late September to Early December (time frame flexible depending on student’s schedule and AHK location)

Mail to: Almost Home Kids, c/o Alex Schober, 7S 721 Route 53, Naperville, IL 60540

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