As your text states, â€œthe early childhood field takes very seriously the need to adhere to ethical behaviorâ€ (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 NAEYCâ€™s Code of Ethical Conduct and reread the NAEYCâ€™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 â€œRespect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual (child, family member, and colleagueâ€, 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