Ethics: Understanding Your Responsibility to Children
NAEYC Ethical Tutorial
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
​​NAEYC recognizes that those who work with young children face many daily decisions that have moral and ethical implications. 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.

The primary focus of the code is on daily practice with children and their families in programs for children from birth through 8 years of age.
NAEYC Principles:

P-1.1 - Above all, we shall not harm children. This principle has precedence over all others in this code.
Terms to Remember
Ethics is about how to act responsibility and thoughtfully
Ideals are your highest goals that guide you
Principles decides what you should or should not do to reach these goals
Understanding the Code
Throughout the tutorial, you'll be referring to the NAEYC Code. NAEYC has developed a set of standards to help you determine the ethical, professional response to difficult but common situations.
Before Starting the tutorial on the next tab, print a copy of the Ethical Code and take approximately 10 minutes to review the NAEYC Code of Ethical Standards. 

You will be able to select a English or Spanish Version of the Code once the link is opened.

Link to the Code:
http://www.naeyc.org/positionstatements/ethical_conduct