There are great people and great organizations making a difference in the child life community every day. To honor these outstanding leaders, the Child Life Council Board of Directors presents three separate awards each year during the CLC Annual Conference on Professional Issues.
Since 1988, the Child Life Council has honored the child life profession’s outstanding leaders and pioneers with the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes exceptional members for outstanding contributions to the field of child life. Award recipients are nominated by members of the CLC Awards Committee and reviewed and approved by the CLC Board of Directors.
To learn more about the contributions of each of the award recipients from the past 25 years, please visit Distinguished Service Award
The Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award was introduced in 2010 to honor child life specialists who have demonstrated exemplary child life care and a high level of clinical skill.
To learn more about past recipients of this award, or to review the award criteria and selection process, please visit Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award
The Spirit of Giving Award was created in 2007 to recognize organizations with a record of exceptional generosity through the donation of funds, goods, services and volunteer hours, whose support has expanded or contributed to the value of child life services. Award recipients are nominated and selected by members of the CLC Board of Directors.
To learn more about recipient organizations, please visit Spirit of Giving Award