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New England Child Life Professionals began in June 2005. A handful of local Child Life Specialists aimed to recreate a former regional Child Life networking group. At the same time a group of Child Life directors were beginning to develop a forum for information sharing. These two groups merged and NECLP, Inc. was born in 2006.

We endeavor to be a community of Child Life professionals who represent all aspects of child life.  Our board currently represents over 40 years of experience working in various areas.  In October 2006 we had our first one day conference; the conference continues to be an annual event, attended by approximately 100 professionals and students.  We have also held networking nights; these sessions, now offered each March in celebration of Child Life Month, enrich who we are as professionals.  Various child life specialists have graciously offered their sites for these successful events.  We continue to collect annual membership dues in order to sponsor these events.

 NECLP Board elections start August 15!
Members will receive a survey to vote for President, Secretary, or Member at Large A via email. Ballots must be completed by September 15, 2014. We appreciate our members' participation in the election process, since it ensures that the NECLP Board represents you! 
 Annual Conference, October 6, 2014
The NECLP, Inc conference will be held on October 6, 2014, at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The conference will include 5.5 PDH hours on a range of topics of interest to child life specialists. For more information and to download a brochure and registration form, visit the 2014 Fall Conference Information page (can be found near the top of this page.) 


NECLP is dedicated to the educational, networking and professional development needs of child life professionals and students throughout New England.

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