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Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment

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.
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Statement of Commitment
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Statement of Commitment

This 18"x24" poster is based on NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment. Display this poster to publicize your program’s acknowledgement of the staff’s willingness to embrace the distinctive values and moral obligations of the field of
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

Focus on Ethics: Ethical Finesse—A Strategy To Resolve Ethical Issues

This Focus on Ethics column asks you to consider how to respond to Mr. Jackson—the father of 4-year-old Victor—who insists that his son not be permitted to play with clothes or accessories typically associated with girls and women.

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Authored by: Stephanie Feeney, Nancy K. Freeman
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Young Children
September 1, 2016

Focus on Ethics: "Make Sure My Child Drinks Her Milk!" —The Response

Early childhood educators encounter many ethical issues in the course of their daily work with children and families. Focus on Ethics presents such an issue and asks readers to determine how an early childhood educator might best respond to it.

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Authored by: Eva Moravcik, Stephanie Feeney, Nancy K. Freeman
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Coteachers discuss shared roles and responsibilities.
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Young Children
September 1, 2015

Focus on Ethics: A Difficult Working Relationship: The Response

Responses provided by early childhood educators who reflected on the most ethically defensible course of action for a young teacher facing a challenging dilemma at work.

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Authored by: Stephanie Feeney, Nancy K. Freeman
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