Code Of Ethical Conduct

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The National Association for the Education of Young Children: Code of Ethical Conduct
Introduction
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct offers protocols for an educators’ responsible actions, as well as offering support involving the ethical predicaments that are experienced in an early childhood education setting. (Gordon & Browne, Code of Ethical Conduct: Preamble, 2005). The Code of Ethical Conduct also addresses a range of professional relations with children, families, colleagues, and the community, as well as introducing the leading responsibilities for each relation; followed by ideals that mirror commendable professional methods, as well as principles that describe methods that are mandatory, illicit, or allowable. (Gordon & Browne, Code
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Early childhood educators are also obligated to support children’s advancement, appreciate their characteristics, and guide them to work cooperatively with others. (Gordon & Browne, Code of Ethical Conduct: Ethical Resonsibilities to Children, 2005).
Ideal #1.8 states that an early childhood educator is obligated to support the right of each child to play and learn in an inclusive setting that meets the needs of children with and without disabilities. (Gordon & Browne, Code of Ethical Conduct: Ethical Responsibilities to Children: Ideals, 2005). It has been proven that when we use inclusion in the classroom, children have better communication skills, higher academic achievement, wider social networks and fewer behavior problems. Therefore; as educators, we should come together and advocate for inclusion to make it a nationwide
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Responsibilities to Community and Society As an early childhood educator, we are required to equip the community with programs that meets the varied needs of families, as well as assisting in the expansion of programs in the community that are not yet available. We are also obligated to collaborate with professional companies that have a part in caring for children, as well as assisting families in obtaining connections to those companies. (Gordon & Browne, Code of Ethical Conduct: Ethical Responsibilities to the Community and Society, 2005). This helps to increase the development of a child centered society.
The ideals and principles below describe the shared work between the individual early childhood educator, and the educator that is collectively interested in the best interests of children. (Gordon & Browne, Code of Ethical Conduct: Ethical Responsibilities to the Community and Society, 2005).
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