I recently read the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Code of Ethical Conduct and this is a wonderful resource that anyone working with or around children should utilize. As many know working with children can be so much fun and has an endless supply of rewards, but at the same time can be very difficult. We all face those tough situations and ethical dilemmas of what we should or shouldn’t do and many times the answer isn’t a clear cut either way. This code helps those working with children with what to consider when it comes to the child, the family, and the community. In a sense it helps clarify our priorities when dealing with children and all the ethical challenges that comes with that. I also love this source because even when you do know what you should do, sometimes you don’t always have the support from others in the situation. This code allows you to do whats best for the child and still have that back up to follow through and hopefully improve that child’s life and development.
You can get a copy of the Code at this site for only $.50 http://www.naeyc.org/store/node/450