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Child Life Program Development and Administration

This course will introduce students to the skills needed to develop, direct, and manage child life programs in health care settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing a philosophy of leadership that fosters team collaboration and staff participation. Program planning will be addressed within the context of child development and child life principles. Topics covered will include staff development and supervision, continuous quality improvement, proposal writing, program development, and departmental management skills. Prerequisites: EDUC 822 and EDUC 950.