As your text states, “the early childhood field takes very seriously the need to adhere to ethical behavior” (Estes & Krogh, 2012, pg. 285). For this reason, the NAEYC has provided guidelines to assist early childhood educators with the decisions made on a daily basis that have both moral and ethical implications.
To prepare for this discussion, view NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct and reread the NAEYC’s Core Values outlined in Chapter 10 of your text.
For this discussion:
- Choose four of the Core Values from Section 10.2 of our textbook.
- For each Core Value you choose, discuss how you would implement it into your future classroom.
- For example, if your chosen Core Value was “Respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual (child, family member, and colleague”, you might discuss changes you would make to a traditional holiday curriculum that would reflect this value.
- Explain how your knowledge and understanding of these values will help to make you a better early childhood educator and colleague