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
In conclusion the code of conduct is very important in a business it intended to be a central guide and reference for users in support of day-to-day decision making. It is meant to clarify an organization's mission, values and principles, linking them with standards of professional conduct. Some of the principles and standard I talk about was sexual harassment, being professional and discrimination on other. Some of the ways that employees can follower the code of conduct is by ethics training, Setting and following policies and procedures and include ethical behavior in their everyday life.
This important code of ethical conduct and statement of commitment serves as a universal document by which all educators should abide by and adhere to and this is critical and beneficial because it gives all educators of young children the same guidelines, principles, ideals, and responsibilities to follow in order to keep everyone on the same page and standard. All information in this document is important and valid and has a lot of impact on us as educators of young children and should be practiced and put into place daily. This document also serves as a disclaimer to all current and future educators of young children of what is expected from them as a professional educator and as an influential individual as well as responsibilities, ideals, and principles that they are agreeing to live by and practice while being an employed in the childhood education profession. It is important to have this information early on in this profession as well as all professions so that you are prepared and aware of what you are getting into for the long
Due to an increased demannd for standards and accountability in the early childhood education field, policy makers have increasingly turned to the development of effective professional practice among early childhood educators (ECEs) as the predominant approach in securing better outcomes for children. ECEs have thus found themselves under increased pressure to develop professional practices through professional development which has been demonstrated to have a profound impact on children’s holistic development and their performance prospects in society. This essay will focus on the development of effective professional practice among ECEs. The paper will critically evaluate the importance of developing professional practice among ECEs, how it is developed and the application in ECE’s practice. The essay will highlight how professional practice and core beliefs of ECEs are shaped by factors such as professional and personal identity, beliefs and values and regulatory documents and bodies.
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct is a guideline designed to assist early childhood educators and other professionals who may work in infant and toddler programs through kindergarten. It also includes childcare centers and family childcare homes .It is organized into four sections that gives standard of principles, ideals values and responsibilities. This helps the educators work with a station that may be difficult they can fall on the code for assists.
Professional development for educators is an important step in learning new ways to educate, implement new practices and administering the best possible outcomes for children 's wellbeing. Depending on the child’s circumstances it is also important to search for other means of opinion. In this case accommodating the child’s family and the community in which he or she lives in and advancing towards promoting worthwhile relationships. Relationship building encourages parents in working collaboratively with professionals to create environments of support and enthusiasm around the best interests of the child.
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct was developed to uphold the application of core values, ideals, and principles to assist teachers’ decision-making about ethical issues. The Core Values of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct is based on the foundation of the field's commitment to young children. It is noteworthy that all seven of the Code's Core Values directly address our commitment to children:
Young children always see their parents and teachers as role models. The way the parents and childcare workers act and react is how children will learn to do. Hence, whatever their role models say and do is reflected in how they will think about the world in future. As the greatest imitators are children, being a good role model is important in proper child development. Secondly, a childcare worker should always be a good listener to help in proper development of the children. Children should be always encouraged to talk whenever they come with some questions. However, what might sound silly to an adult, to a child is actually a very sincere question which needs to be correctly answered. If you develop open lines of communication with a child at an early age, then as they grow older, chances are these good habit will continue to grow. Giving the child the importance they deserve is another element of child development. Further, a childcare worker should enjoying nature together with children. Hence, teaching children to respect others as well as nature will make them treat the world as their own. This starts with teaching them something as simple as the proper place to throw away their trash instead of on the ground. Never the less, children need discipline in their lives. Hence, rules which need to be strict are sometimes needed to be enforced if we expect
From the perspective I have at this stage in my journey in the early childhood education field, I would like to share what I have come to value and believe in regards to early learning and care by looking at my philosophy statement. To begin we will look at the statement and highlight three key features and find out why they are important to me, then we will see what they will look like in my practice, and lastly we will examine these ideas closely by looking at where they originated. By taking an in-depth look at my philosophy statement we will better understand the motivation behind my practice which I hope to continue to refine and refresh as I gain more knowledge and experience.
The codes of ethics are established to help, protect, and provide guidance to each individual professional on how to act in their respective profession and create an environment where ethical behavior is practiced and observed by everyone in the profession. By observing the code of ethics every member ensures that they are held to a higher standard when it comes to quality patient care and at the same time help eliminate bad actors in the profession. For example, every physician is held to a code of “do no harm” when it comes to patient care and every physician or medical student are required to follow this
In the end, as early childhood educators we want to fight the constant layers of oppression our generation currently encourages and condones into what America is made up to be. By identifying our personal biases, understanding our many social identities, examining institutional advantages and disadvantages, understanding internalized privilege and oppression, and finally learning how to take action we can change the way kids socially identify themselves and create a wholesome environment where we are all equal. By respecting and coaching healthy ways of life, our children can only grow to help future generations and facilitate a growing America with positive results.
The Code of ethics is rules and principals that are set in place to help individuals to determine what is right and wro...
Code of ethics act as a promise to protect and support the safety of individuals in society, supports as a leading light it help the supporters of an occupation, resolve ethical problems and act as a protector the community. A code of ethics discloses and conserves the current viewpoint professionals on in what way to make ethical decisions. It stresses importance on obligation to moral values and vital beliefs. Application of a code of ethics helps us to guarantee that members of the profession will be accountable for their actions. It helps us to learn about the responsibility we have for ourselves, our colleagues and to the social structure of the profession. It is essential that the present and future psychologist should be aware of the formal ethical codes of practices in psychology. The American Psychological Association (APA) developed this formal Ethics Code which demonstrates the approaches to the psychologist about logical, educational, and clinical behaviors to be followed while working as a licensed person. By applying the ethical code a psychologist can identify ethical issues, interrelate with others professionally. This can inhibit and solve ethical dilemmas, and he /she will be able achieve their professional protagonists and responsibilities.
My beliefs and values about early childhood education is based upon understanding that all children are unique individuals who need a caring, nurturing, and secure environment in which to grow and develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. Children under the age of three are in critical stages of development, it is my belief that a quality child care environment will have a positive impact on a child’s development and make a significant difference in the life of a child and his or her family. My philosophy of early childhood education and the elements I believe are necessary in developing a developmentally appropriate child care environment is rooted in my views and beliefs about experimentalism, progressivism, multiculturalism, and the influence of philosophers such as Dewey, Piaget, Montessori, and Vygotsky. Furthermore, I believe young children will thrive and grow in developmentally appropriate child care programs that possess the following elements: (1) teachers who see themselves as intentional, responsive and respectful facilitators of learning, (2) the ability to build a community of learners, (3) implement an effective curriculum that allow children to explore their natural curiosity about the world.
Ethics are an important part of everyone’s lives. A moral code that must be followed and guide everyone’s moral compass. Ethics also have a major impact in the workplace. The very foundations of corporations just like governments are founded with ethics. A moral code keeps everything running in order. Ethics can be defined as a set of moral principles. Ethics are such a big part of the world of technology that there are very defined codes that detail ethics regarding the industry. These codes of ethics are the IEEE Code of ethics and the ACM code of ethics. These codes give the foundation for ethics and morals in the worlds of computing and technology. The codes can also be used to give an inside view of some of the biggest problems that
In this unit, I have described how important it is for every child to be treated as an individual. A child will learn, be confident and self-assured if they feel safe, happy, valued and accepted. It is important that every child has their individual needs met so that they are able to progress in their development. I have explained how important a key person’s role is in an early years setting in supporting children and their families. Activities should always be differentiated so that all children including children with disabilities and impairments are included in all activities. It is important that children are kept safe and secure to promote their physical and emotional well-being. All these factors put together are important when viewing every child as a unique individual.