American Public University System

Department of Child & Family Development
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

APUS is an online-only university. The child and family development program focuses on the family as a unit, how family members communicate and interact, the external influences upon the family, and conditions that influence human growth and the development of the individual within the context of the family. Additionally, the program emphasizes basic processes in child development, exploring the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from birth to adolescence, and prepares graduates for working with children in a variety of educational settings.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Kathleen L Mangeri (director)
Department Emphasis
  • 50% Family Studies
  • 50% Human Development
Campus Enrollment
100,000
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Department Address

111 W. Congress Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
United States

Phone Number
630-607-9033
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child & Family Development
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Family Life Education
  • Family Resource Management
  • Intergenerational Trauma and Family Dynamics
  • Family Communications
  • Families and Social Action
  • Parenting
  • Family Development
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Introduction to the Family
  • Human Life Span Development
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Infant-Toddler Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Childhood Educational Development
  • Infant and Toddler Programs
  • Guidance in Early Childhood
  • Special Needs Students
  • Middle Childhood Development
  • Advanced Child Development
  • Children and Stress
  • Human Sexuality
  • Internship in Child and Family Development
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
CFLE
Undergrad Comments

The Child and Family Development program focuses on the family as a unit, how family members communicate and interact, the external influences upon the family, and conditions that influence human growth and the development of the individual within the context of the family. Additionally, the program emphasizes basic processes in child development, exploring the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from birth to adolescence, and prepares graduates for working with children in a variety of educational settings.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since
July, 2008
CFLE Contact
Kathleen L. Mangeri
CFLE Contact Email