Here’s a page I made to put ethics training resources. Hope you enjoy them:

I-1.1—To be familiar with the knowledge base of early
childhood care and education and to stay informed
through continuing education and training.

I-1.3—To recognize and respect the unique qualities,
abilities, and potential of each child.

I-1.5—To create and maintain safe and healthy settings
that foster children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and
physical development and that respect their dignity
and their contributions.

I-1.9—To advocate for and ensure that all children,
including those with special needs, have access to the
support services needed to be successful.

I-2.2—To develop relationships of mutual trust and
create partnerships with the families we serve.

I-2.5—To respect the dignity and preferences of each
family and to make an effort to learn about its structure,
culture, language, customs, and beliefs.

I-3A.1—To establish and maintain relationships of
respect, trust, confidentiality, collaboration, and
cooperation with co-workers.

I-3B.1—To assist the program in providing the highest
quality of service.

I-3B.2—To do nothing that diminishes the reputation of
the program in which we work unless it is violating
laws and regulations designed to protect children or is
violating the provisions of this Code.

I-3C.1—To promote safe and healthy working conditions
and policies that foster mutual respect, cooperation,
collaboration, competence, well-being, confidentiality,
and self-esteem in staff members.

I-3C.2—To create and maintain a climate of trust and
candor that will enable staff to speak and act in the
best interests of children, families, and the field of
early childhood care and education.

1-4.1—To provide the community with high-quality
early childhood care and education programs and

It is important that every field establish a code of ethics and be true to them. I have found in my practice that the code is used to discipline workers and not upheld in any other way. I have pushed for more training. I have strived to bring mutual respect, cooperation, and self-esteem to those under my influence, but I have found that I am in the minority, not majority.
Those of you who choose to work in this field, I plead with you to take this code and implement it in your program. It will make our field a better for your effort!

NAEYC. (2005, April). Code of ethical conduct and statement of commitment. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from


5 responses »

  1. I enjoy your blog as well. And you also bring an interesting aspect to the code of ethics. I also think it is important that these ethics should the the foundation of each and every professional. Training is definitely an aspect in this field that can keep us up to par!

  2. Thank you Collegues…..please let me know if there is anything else you would like to know about – would gladly add a page or two to my blog….that is part of my ethics:
    “To establish and maintain relationships of
    respect, trust, confidentiality, collaboration, and
    cooperation with co-workers.” – I think I would add collegues too….that would be all of you!

  3. 1-1.9 code is very important. It is important to make sure that all children have access to the things they need. Notice I said, all children. That means black, white, hispanic, etc. I see why you chose that code.

  4. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the encouraging words, comments, and posts we have had during the last past eight weeks. Its nice to talk to other educational professionals and here different stories and share ideas. I look forward to keeping in contact with you as well. I wish you nothing but the best in your educational and career journey. 🙂

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