Code of Ethics
1. Appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle. Through my studies of early childhood I have a better understanding how imperative it is for each child to have a safe, healthy and well-rounded childhood to make them functional and successful adults. As a teacher, it will be my task to create the secure environment and guide each child through this valuable stage of development. As a mother of an eight year old and a three year old, I have been blessed to watch my children grow and develop through this wonderful and unique chapter of their life. 2. Base our work on knowledge of how children develop and learn. As a dental hygienist I have had the pleasure of working with many amazing children. One of my primary roles as a dental hygienist was to educate my patients about oral health. When working with my younger patients I had to find ways to connect with them and use techniques that were age appropriate. Surprisingly, it was much easier to inspire my younger patients to improve their oral health than many of my adult patients. As a teacher it is imperative to understand how children develop and learn and teach accordingly. 3. Appreciate and support the bond between the child and family. My family has helped me become who I am today. I have been very blessed to have a very loving and supportive family my whole life. I feel it is crucial as a teacher to respect and honor the special bond a child has with his/her family. No matter what the circumstances are a child loves their family and that needs to be valued by all. 4. Recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture, community, and society. It is important as a teacher to build relationships with the families of her students. By doing this I will have a better understanding of what my student’s home life and culture is like. Having this information can give a teacher more knowledge of why...
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