Martha Herndon


| Family and Consumer Sciences


"Correction does much, but encouragement everything."


 Professional Associations

Professional Association membership provides educational enrichment and opportunities to network with other professionals in your fields of interest.  Here are some related to child and family studies: 

Check out the Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (TAFCS) at: and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) at: .

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is the primary organization for multidisciplinary understanding of families.  The website is: .

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) focuses on developmentally appropriate practice for children aged birth to eight years. The organization is one of the largest in the world.  The website is: .


The Child Life Council is the professional organization which represents Child Life Specialists. Membership is a must for students who want to become Child Life Specialists.  Information about the profession and certification for Child Life Specialists is available at: .