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UCM Child and Family Development Program Earns CFLE Designation

By Mike Greife, August 22, 2017

WARRENSBURG, MO – The Child Development and Family Living undergraduate program at the University of Central Missouri has met the standards and criteria required for the provisional Certified Family Life Educator designation from the National Council on Family Relations.

Graduates of this program now qualify to complete a CFLE-approved program application, which will save them time and money over taking the CFLE Exam.

The program approval does not imply accreditation, but recognizes the inclusion of relevant course work for each of ten family life content areas needed for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator  designation.

The CFLE designation recognizes a broad, comprehensive range of issues constituting family life education. It acknowledges the preventive focus of family life education and assures that the designate has met or exceeded the high standards and criteria needed to provide quality family life education.

The National Council on Family Relations' current CFLE's work in a variety of settings including service agencies, mental health centers, colleges and universities, community education, secondary and elementary schools, military family support centers, corporations, family planning agencies, hospitals, day care centers, faith-based organizations, education departments, and private practice.

NCFR, a member-funded, non-partisan educational and professional organization, is in its second half-century of service to family professionals. In addition to its member-based services and programs, NCFR publishes “The Journal of Marriage and Family, Family Relations” and the “Journal of Family Theory and Review.”

For information on this program, contact Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein at

For information on the National Council on Family Relations and the Certified Family Life Educator designation, please visit or mail


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