Unit 1 DB: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct for Early Childhood ProfessionalsUnit 1 DB: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct for Early Childhood Professionals
NAEYC created the Code of Ethical Conduct to assist early childhood professionals in recognizing and responding to challenges in the workplace. Read the assigned article (Feeney & Freeman, 2016).
When faced with challenging situations, you must determine if they involve ethical issues. This can be a difficult process and one that many are unsure about. The first question you should ask yourself is, “Does it concern right and wrong, rights and responsibilities, human welfare, or individuals’ best interests?” If you answer no to each of these items, the situation is not an ethical issue and you can handle it as you would handle other concerns in your workplace. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you are facing an ethical issue (Feeney & Freeman, 2016). In this discussion, we will examine the NAEYC code and share our own experiences with ethical situations.
In your work or personal life, write about an experience that presented an ethical dilemma and/or required ethical responsibility
Using the questioning technique from Feeney & Freemen (2016), briefly explain why it was an ethical issue. How did you handle it? Which principle or ideal in the NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct will help you in the scenario you described? Please list the specific principle or ideal, including the number. Please maintain privacy in your example by using fictitious names and places of employment.