Code of Ethics

11 Aug

Ideal I-1.3

This ideal, as stated in the NAEYC code of ethics, aligns closely with my personal beliefs of children. As an early childhood educator, I value each child individually and respect their differences. I love to help children learn through their unique strengths and abilities. Through this ideal, I can create an environment that fosters the individual characteristics of each child that will help them reach their fullest potential.

Through my first graduate course, I grasped the idea of how crucial family involvement is during the early years of development. Without the support of family, early childhood education would not progress as well as it has. The above ideal, as stated in the Division for Early Childhood’s Code of Ethics, ties in closely to my new found understanding of family support. In addition, this ideal also connects to one of my professional goals that focuses on positive family connections. I aspire to help families advocate for their child and connect into the community for additional assistance. As an emerging early childhood professional, it is my aim to encourage ALL families to become active educational partners.

As an early childhood educator, not only do I have a responsibilty to provide high-quality education, I also have a responsibility to the society at large. I have to work with my fellow colleagues to advocate and promote awareness of the importance of early childhood education. Through this ideal, as states in NAEYC’s code of ethics challenges me to raise my voice on behalf of the children I work with. I need to stay abreast of current research that affects public policy that will impact our future generations. I want to help make our society more aware of the profund affects early childhood education has on the life of a child.

In addition to advocating for the importance of early childhood education in general, I also need to rally for high-quality  education for all children. If every child were granted an equal opportunity to high-quality education, our society and economic would be impacted by a well-educated future generation. This ideal, as stated in The Division for Early Childhood’s code of ethics, encourages me to advocate for high-quality education for all children, which will positively affect the value of their lives.

NAEYC. (2005, April). Code of ethical conduct and statement of commitment. Retrieved from


The Division for Early Childhood. (2000, August). Code of ethics. Retrieved  from


Posted by on August 11, 2012 in Code of Ethics, Week 7


6 responses to “Code of Ethics

  1. April Darringer

    August 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your posts. The graphics you used really captured the underlying meaning of your posts. You made very good ppints regarding advocating for young children so that others will realize the importance of educating young children. Wonderful statements.

  2. arielleg89

    August 12, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I liked the way you enhanced your code of ethics with images. I especially enjoyed the first one. I agree with your first ideal. It is important to remind children and ourselves that they are unique and that they each have a unique way of learning. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Tinka Lebed

    August 12, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I enjoyed reading your ideals. I agree with all that you emphasized and I too liked how you included pictures of children. As you said it is important to recognize a child’s differences so that you can foster their characteristics to help them reach their fullest potential. Great ideals.

  4. Terri Siverling

    August 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Being a visual learner, I like how you used the photos to illustrate the ideals of professionalism. Recognizing and respecting the unique qualities and potential of each child. This is such an important part of working with children. They are all unique and deserve to be valued for who they are…

  5. Roslyn

    August 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Very interesting posting! I, too, enjoyed the graphics and your choice of Ideals. The one in particular was engaging families in meaningful ways in the assessment and intervention processes. I feel it is so important for FAMILIES to be part of the whole process.

  6. April Darringer

    August 18, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I have really enjoyed viewing your blog every week. It is very interesting and appealing. I wish you all the luck possible in your education and I want to thank you for all of the insights that you have offerd us during the past 8 weeks.


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