Examining Codes of Ethics

I-1.1—To be familiar with the knowledge base of early childhood care and education and to stay informed through continuing education and training.

I-3A.1—To establish and maintain relationships of respect, trust, confidentiality, collaboration, and cooperation with co-workers.

I-2.2—To develop relationships of mutual trust and create partnerships with the families we serve.

The ideals that I chose are important to me because without them working as an educator can be very difficult. In order to care for children and teach them new and meaningful experiences you also have to continue to learn and educate yourself. Simply just working with children everyday is not enough. I strongly believe that just as children are learning from us that we are also learning from them. The children are our future and it is our responsibility to ensure that we are giving them the best that we as educators have to offer them.

Gaining the respect and developing positive relationships with by co-workers and families is also important in maintaining a quality learning environment. When you have trust and are able to work together with parents and co-workers you are able to have clear lines of communication. With communication you are able to involve the parents more effectively in the children’s learning experiences. When you have communication and cooperation with co-workers you are able to work together and provide quality education and activities on a daily basis. Being able to work together is one of the most important things when it comes to providing the children with a quality and nurturing environment to learn in.


NAEYC. (2005, April). Code of ethical conduct and statement of commitment. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from         http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSETH05.pdf


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rrjmo2
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 16:39:00

    As you mentioned about co-workers, communication is key. Like children and families we should build a relationship with the co-workers, gain information and input from them as well. They contribute to the Center too. They work with the children day and day out. There is information that families share with the Teachers, prior to the Director. Listening and valuing their input and opions helps to establish a well ran Center.


  2. Tiffiney Carter
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 21:23:59

    Hi April! I agree with your view of how important communication between the teacher and family is to helping a child get the best education! Effective communication is the key!


  3. Sharee Mitchell
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 21:23:12

    You made wonderful reference to the lines of communication between families and educators. With the help of the child’s family and support group there are endless possibilities for our children. I read somewhere that children need at least one person that truley cares for them in order to be successful. Just think if they had an entire support group. Good luck to you in your professional future.


  4. The Love For Children
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 22:36:39

    I agree working with children is an important task.


  5. phoenixeducator
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 23:11:26

    Hi April!

    Thank you for sharing your blog with our class! I have enjoyed reading your postings and appreciate your efforts to be a leader and advocate in the field of early childhood. Keep up the great work on your blog.


  6. Tiffiney Carter
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 20:34:13

    Hi April!
    Thank You for sharing your family history, photos and your experience in the early childhood field. Thank You for all of the advice that you have given me. I enjoy coming to your blog. Keep up the Great Work! I wish you the best in your journey to more success!


  7. Sharee Mitchell
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 12:43:17

    Hi April,
    I would like to take this chance to thank you for allowing me to interact with you on your blog and during this course. I have learned many things from you and have enjoyed reading and responding to your posts. I wish you the best in your future.


  8. rrjmo2
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 19:52:06

    Hello April,

    I have enjoyed reading your blogs throughout the class. I am inspired your devotion for understanding that children can teach us something too. Each child has something special to bring into the classroom. Your grasp on communication is great. Continue the great work, hope to see you in another class and I wish you great success.


  9. rrjmo2
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 08:38:21

    Aril, I meant to ask you if you were able to establish a 504 plan?


    • adpettis4
      Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:15:15

      Yes, we were able to finally agree upon a 504 plan that will work for him. There was a lot of back of forth especially with how he would receive tutoring while in the hospital but fortunate for them the hospital has a school teacher on staff. All the school has to do is provide the work. This is the first time this school has had to do a 504 plan so it is a learning experience for everyone. My children attend a charter school. Thank you for asking.


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