CHS236 Home, School and Community
Unit 1 Discussion
It’s time to introduce ourselves to each other! Feel free to share any name/nickname that you would like us to use when addressing you in the discussion forums. Please provide the following information:
Where you live;
Your experiences with young children from birth through 8 years;
Your current and future goals;
Why you chose this course and what you hope to learn; and
Your opinions/beliefs about families as their children’s first and most important teachers and advocates.
DQ2 Ethical Responsibilities to Families
COMBINE ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1.2 AND 2.1
In 1999, NAEYC created the first "Code of Ethical Conduct" for early childhood professionals. Our first group discussion requires us to examine NAEYC's position and share our own experiences.
1. Read the brief article: Freeman, N. (2013). Spotlight on ethics: Early childhood educators' responsibilities to families. ABC Child Care. South Carolina Quality Improvement System.
2. View three videos to build a deeper understanding of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct: Parts 2, 3 and 6.
3. In your work or personal life, write about an experience that presented an ethical dilemma and/or required ethical responsibility. How did you handle it? How might the Code of Ethical Conduct have helped?