I started this blog for my first class of my masters degree. These past few weeks, I have learned so much and am really excited about the rest of the journey. This week we are asked to post ideals contained in the NAEYC code of ethics that are meaningful to me.
NAEYC Ideal 1.2 - To base program practices upon current knowledge and research in the field of early childhood education, child development, and related disciplines, as well as on particular knowledge of each child.
To me this just makes sense. There are so many people out there that think that preschool teachers are just babysitters... and anyone can do it. Yes, anyone can do it, but only if they care enough to do their best.
NAEYC Ideal 2.8 - To help family members enhance their understanding of their children and support the continuing development of their skills as parents.
NAEYC Ideal 2.9 - To participate in bulding support networks for families by providing them with opportunities to interact with program staff, other families, community resources, and professional services.
Families are key to children. They are the child's first teachers. Luckily early childhood educators have the privilege of working alongside parents and other family members as they raise their children. It is important to remember that I am only a piece of the puzzle and I need to diligently work to help support the other pieces.
NAEYC Ideal 4.1 - To provide the community with high-quality early childhood care and educational programs and services.
No matter where my journey in early childhood leads me, my goal and focus will remain to do my best to meet this ideal.
To read the entirety of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct head here.