Welcome to CLGNY

Child Life of Greater New York is a membership organization of child life directors, coordinators, one person programs and private practitioners from programs throughout the Greater New York area. CLGNY is dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities for child life specialists and allied health professionals in the tri state area.



Building Bridges 22nd Annual Professional Development Conference

November 9, 2015, this conference will provide registrants
with opportunities to network while gaining continued
education in Child Life, creative modalities and the psychosocial
care of children and their families.

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CLGNY values up and coming Child Life Professionals.  Learn about the Child Life field in the greater New York area and about some resources that are available to you.   

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Child Life Highlights

Learn about CLGNY's member child life programs.

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Members will have access to our online resources and are invited to all CLGNY meetings and events.  Information>>


What is Child Life?

Learn about the Child Life profession by visiting


The Child Life Council>>


Job Postings

Browse through current job postings for the Greater New York area. 

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President's Welcome

Child Life of Greater New York (CLGNY) is a membership organization of child life directors, managers, coordinators, representatives of one-person programs, child life educators and independent consultants in the field throughout the Greater New York area. Membership is extended to each site’s director and an additional managerial designee. Since inception over 20 years ago, this organization has embodied a culture of caring and a sense of community that are vital to empowering children and families to master challenging life events.

Over the past few years it has been a pleasure to see this organization grow and expand with many new and exciting additions including new board positions, new members and new programs. I am truly proud of where we are today and excited to be part of what is yet to come.

I look forward to working with you all over the next couple of years to continue on the path to make this group reach new heights and continue to expand the learning opportunities for all of our members, both new and seasoned. Please feel free to contact me directly with any ideas you may want to share about our organization. I am looking forward to a productive and creative 2015 for CLGNY!!

Lenia Batas, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS
CLGNY President


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Child Life Director Resources



The Child Life of Greater New York provides resources to directors of Child Life programs. This includes documents such as; Policies and Procedures, Professional and Vendor Referrals, and Departmental Publications. Membership and Login is required to access these resources.



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Board Member Resources>>


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