19 terms

NAEYC Ethical Code of Conduct

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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-1.3
To recognize and respect the unique qualities, abilities, and potential of each child.
I-1.9
To advocate for the and ensure that all children, including those with special needs, have access to the support the support services needed to be successful.
P-1.1
ABOVE ALL, WE SHALL NOT HARM CHILDREN. WE SHALL NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICES THAT ARE EMOTIONALLY DAMAGING, PHYSICALLY HARMFUL, DISRESPECTFUL, DEGRADING, DANGEROUS, EXPLOITATIVE, OR INTIMIDATING TO CHILDREN. THIS PRINCIPLE HAS PRECEDENCE OVER ALL IN THIS CODE!!!
P-1.2
We shall care for and educate children in positive emotional and social environments that are cognitively stimulating and that support each child's culture, language, ethnicity, and family structure.
P-1.3
We shall not participate in practices that discriminate against children by denying benefits, giving special advantages, or excluding them from programs or activities on the basis of their sex, race, national origin, immigration status, preferred home language, religious beliefs, medical conditions, disabilities, or the marital status of the family, sexual orientation.
P-1.7
We shall strive to build relationships with each individual child
P-1.8
We shall be familiar with the risk factors for and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, including physical, sexual, verbal, and emotional, educational, and medical neglect. We shall know and follow state laws and community procedures that protect children against abuse and neglect.
I-2.2
To develop relationships of mutual trust and create partnerships with the families we serve
I-2.4
To listen to families, acknowledge and build upon their strengths and competencies, and learn from families as we support them in their task of nurturing children
P-2.1
We shall not deny family members access to their child's classroom or program setting unless access is denied by court order or other legal restriction.
P-2.14
In cases where family members are in conflict with one another, we shall work openly, sharing our observations of the child, to help all parties involved, making formed decisions. We shall refrain from becoming an advocate for one party.
I-3A.1
To establish and maintain relationships of respect, trust, confidentiality, collaboration, and cooperation, with co-workers.
I-3A.2
To share resources with co-workers, collaborating to ensure that the best possible early childhood care and education program is provided.
I-3A.3
To support co-workers in meeting their professional needs and in their professional development.
P-3A.2
When we have concerns about the professional behavior of a co-worker, we shall first let that person know of our concern in a way that shows respect for personal dignity and for the diversity to be found among staff members, and then attempt to resolve the matter collegiality and in a confidential matter.
P-3B.3
We shall not violate laws or regulations designed to protect children and shall take appropriate action consistent with this Code when aware with such violations.
I-4.1
To provide the community with high-quality early childhood care and education programs and services.
P-4.6
We shall be familiar with laws and regulations that serve to protect the children in our programs and be vigilant in ensuring that these laws and regulations are followed.
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