Ethics: Understanding Your Responsibility to Children
NAEYC Ethical Tutorial
Additional Notes
Many things affect the decisions of teachers regarding young children in their care: family values, home culture and language, school or program policies, and society in general.  The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct can be used to help make difficult decisions.  This tutorial is a starting point for early childhood professionals to recognize and practice using appropriate resolutions as it relates to ethical dilemmas.  Below is a list of additional readings and websites that could further enhance your understanding of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs.

Developmentally Appriopriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 (3rd ed.)
Author(s): Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp, eds.

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practices: An Introduction for Teachers of Infants & Toddlers
Author(s): Carole Copple & Sue Bredekamp, Janet Gonzalez-Mena

Basic of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers and Children 3 to 6
Author(s): Carole Copple & Sue Bredekamp

Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator: Using the NAEYC Code
Author(s): Stephanie Feeney & Nancy K. Freeman

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Early Childhood Investigation

Zero to Three

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