Child Life and Family Studies
The Child Life and Family Studies Department prepares students to impact the lives of children, adults, and their families across the lifespan. Students learn ways to collaborate and advocate for the needs of children and families in hospitals and healthcare organizations, family support programs, and human service agencies. Wheelock's programs are flexible and wide-ranging and prepare students to enhance family and community life in our society, serving families from diverse backgrounds and life circumstances.
Wheelock's Child Life Programs are nationally and internationally known. The Wheelock Child Life Undergraduate Program was the first academic program in the country, established in 1972. The department offers a dual BA/MS degree or BS/MS degree in Child Life, an MS degree in Child Life, a graduate Certificate in Parenting Education, an undergraduate Certificate in Community Based Human Services, and an undergraduate minor in Child Health.
Child Life and Family Studies Faculty Members