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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.

Nominations are now open for NECLP, Inc. Board positions! 
Details of the Board positions that are up for election and the nomination process and requirements have been sent out to NECLP members. If you are a member and did not receive this email, please send a message to secretary@newenglandchildlife.org  And if you would like to help provide netowrking, education, and support to area Child Life Specialists while being part of fun, supportive Board, please nominate yourself! 
 Save the date: Monday, October 17, 2016
NECLP Annual Conference 
Once again,NECLP will be hosting our annual conference at the beautiful Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT. We have received a number of excellend presentation ideas and are busy putting together a fantastic day of learning and networking. So mark you calendars now and stay tuned for more information! 


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

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