About Membership

Membership is designed for all Child Life Specialists in the Chicagoland area.  Our group meets four times a year, hosts a mini half-day conference  and an annual conference , along with an annual community outreach event to raise awareness for Child Life. 

Members include professional Child Life Specialists, working in hospital settings, community support programs, private practices, university faculty, and newly established Child Life Specialists seeking employment.  Meetings are held in the months of January, May, July, and September. 

Membership Fee:

  • All Members: $30.00 annually 
  • CACLP Meeting Drop-in: $15.00 - Individuals are welcome to drop in for professional development units (PDU). *individual drop in does not have voting rights, can't seek Board positions and cannot participate in committee work.
  • NEW Child Life Student membership: $25.00 annually  
    • Membership includes access to all CACLP meetings, free half day mini conference, a discount for the full day conference, and opportunities to participate in committee events and CACLP committees.
If interested in joining, please contact our treasurer for a membership invoice:
Kristin Hickman at CACLPTreasurer@gmail.com