The Code Of Ethical Conduct And The Statement Of Commitment

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The organization National Association for the Education of Young Children, better known as NAEYC, created the Code of Ethical Conduct and the Statement of Commitment as a guideline and tool for those who work within the Early Childhood education system as a solution to the everyday moral and ethical dilemmas they faced while working with children. Even though the Statement of Commitment is not part of this code, the statement serves as a personal oath that individuals adhere to as a part of their commitment to the field of work that they have chosen. The Code of Ethical Conduct and the Statement of Commitment also applies to those who do not directly work with children, but to some extent deal with issues involving children such as administrators, …show more content…

Professionals agree to “appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle, base our work on knowledge of how children develop and learn, appreciate and support the bond between the child and family, recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture, community, and society, respect the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each individual (child, family member, and colleague), respect diversity in children families, and colleagues, recognize that children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust and respect.” (1) The Code of Ethical Conduct provides professionals with a guideline as to how to address situations in the field in a profession manner by providing theory (ideals) and practice (principles) in four major areas which involve our ethical responsibility with children, families, colleagues, community and …show more content…

It is important that us as child care providers establish and maintain professional relationships with our colleagues that allow for an open learning environment where things can get done not only for us as professionals but to set an example for the children of how to interact with adults and one another we are an example to the children as dedicated professionals who are concerned for the development of children. Our ideals as child care professions with our colleagues is to be respectful of one another, and support and uplift one another by helping each other within our profession to succeed and be positive examples for one another and expand our professional development. The principles that we as child care providers should focus on is of the respect of our colleagues and sharing knowledge with one another that we acquire through continual education within our

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