Essay on Ethical Principles

3659 Words Aug 17th, 2008 15 Pages
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to act on behalf of the interests of young children. The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct offers guidelines for responsible behavior and sets forth a common basis for resolving the principal ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and education promoting a commitment to integrity, veracity, fairness, and human dignity at all levels; nevertheless, further research and/or developments may change the current code and state of knowledge. NAEYC have a Statement of Commitment; however, isn’t part of the organization’s Code of Ethics; instead, it is used as a tool, for personal acknowledgement of an individual's willingness to …show more content…
I-1.7- Use assessment information to understand and support children's development and learning in order to identify children who may need additional services.
I-1.8-Support the right of each child to play and learn in an inclusive environment that meets the needs of children with and without disabilities.
I-1.9-Advocate for and ensure that all children, including those with special needs, have access to the support services needed to be successful.
I-1.10- Ensure that each child's culture, language, ethnicity, and family structure are recognized and valued in the program.
I-1.11- Provide all children with experiences in a language that they know, as well as support children in maintaining the use of their home language and in learning English.
I-1.12-Work with families to provide a safe and smooth transition as children and families move from one program to the next.
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 others 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,

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