Programs in the Department of Child and Family Studies are recognized by the following national organizations:
- The Melba S. Lerner Children's School is in the process of becoming accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
- The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); however, the Teacher Education Department is a candidate member for accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). An initial program review is scheduled for Fall 2014.
- The Family Studies program has met the Standards and Criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).