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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.

Don't forget to vote - NECLP Board elections are open! 

Current NECLP Inc. members should have received a board member election ballot via email on August 15. Voting ends September 15. Please vote! We want our Board members to truly represent our membership!


Registration for NECLP's annual fall conference is now open! 

NECLP's annual fall conference for 2018 will be on Monday, October 22. We hope to see you there!

You can find more information on our NECLP Events page along with a registration link, but members should use the registration link they received via email to get the discounted member rate.  

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

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