VIDEO: Recent Child Life Master’s Grad Is Prepared to Make a Difference


Natasha Antoniak graduated from Wheelock with a Master’s degree in Child Life and Family Centered Care and a Certificate in Parenting Education. She says her time at Wheelock has really been learning how to help the world, one family and one child at a time. Through class work, seminars, and field placements, Antoniak says she has been prepared for a variety of roles that can improve the lives of children and families.

Since becoming the first college in the United States to institute an educational program in Child Life, Wheelock College has earned a national reputation as a premiere program for the preparation of Child Life specialists.

Our innovative Child Life and Family Centered Care program prepares students to work as Child Life Specialists and child health and development specialists in a variety of healthcare settings. The program includes clinical experiences and course work that prepare students to support the psychosocial and developmental needs of children of different ages, cultures, and medical conditions, as well as the needs of their families.

Learn more about ourĀ Child Life and Family Centered Care graduate programs.

Natasha Antoniak also gave the Graduate Student address at our Graduate Commencement on May 16, 2014 at Wheelock Family Theatre. Watch her address below:

Antoniak ’14MS told a parable about mankind’s endless struggle between good and evil and encouraged her classmates to make the world a better place by ‘feeding the good.’ “So how can we also inspire a world of good and improve the lives of those around us?” she said. “In short, we too, must ‘feed the good.’ I believe this can happen as we internalize as well as employ the education we’ve received here as we go throughout the world and communities before us.”