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DAP and The Code Of Ethical Conduct by NAEYC

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Kelsey Loeffel

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DAP and The Code Of Ethical Conduct by NAEYC
Kelsey Loeffel

Frequently Asked Questions About DAP
What is DAP?
"Developmentally appropriate practice, often shortened to DAP, is an approach to teaching grounded in the research on how young children develop and learn and in what is known about effective early education. Its framework is designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development.

DAP involves teachers meeting young children where they are (by stage of development), both as individuals and as part of a group; and helping each child meet challenging and achievable learning goals."
Developmentally Appropriate Practices
3 Core Considerations for DAP
Knowing about child learning and development.
Knowing what is individually appropriate.
Knowing what is culturally important.
Key Message of the Position Statement
"The NAEYC position statement on developmentally appropriate practice reflects both continuity and change in the early childhood field. Still central since its last iteration (NAEYC 1996) are our fundamental commitments to excellence and equity in educating children and our core understanding of how children learn and develop. At the same time, new knowledge gained over the last decade has deepened that understanding, allowing us to revise and refine our ideas about how to promote every child’s optimal development and learning."
Where did NAEYC’s idea of developmentally appropriate practice come from?
This concept had been around for years but it needed to be more specific. In th 1980's NAEYC created new accreditation programs but those programs needed some specifics. In 1986, the NAEYC released a formal statement about the exact definition of "developmentally appropriate practices".
Where can I get a copy of the DAP Position Statement?
You can download the "Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
Or you could order a 36-page printed booklet from the online store.
Does NAEYC offer any books on developmentally appropriate practice?
Yes, there are several book, DVD's, and brochures. All you have to do is visit the DAP Resourses page of the NAEYC's online store.
The Code Of Ethical Conduct by NAEYC
Ideals and Principles
A combination of the Code and the Supplement helps teachers and administrators make conscientious decision. The ideals and principles provide a framework for professionalism and core values in decision making.
Five Codes of Ethical Conduct by NAEYC
Why have a Code of Ethics?
People working in the educational system are often called upon to make decisions of an ethical nature. This document guides teachers in making ethical decisions.
"Administrators embrace the central commitment of the early care and education field—and the Code—to ensure the well-being and support the healthy develop- ment of young children."
Core Values
We make a commitment to
• Recognize that we have many responsibilities and that the well-being of the children in our care is our primary responsibility, above our obligations to other constituencies.
•Recognize the importance of and maintain a humane and fulfilling work environment for personnel and volunteers.
• Be committed to the professional development of staff.
"The Code and the Supplement public- ly acknowledge the responsibilities that early childhood professionals assume and, in so doing, support ethical behavior in our work."
1. Ethical responsibilities to children
2. Ethical responsibilities to families
3. Ethical responsibilities to personnel
4. Ethical responsibilities to sponsoring agencies and governing bodies
5. Ethical responsibilities to community, society, and the field of early childhood education
1. Ethical responsibilities to children
Early childhood educators are committed to proving a safe, healthy, nurturing, and responsive environment for each child. They are committed to providing children with emotional, physical, and mental health and learning.
2. Ethical responsibilities to families
Administrators are committed to the families of the children in there schools. They encounter a lot of ethical issues in this area. They provide open lines of communication with families.
3. Ethical responsibilities to personnel
Early childhood administrators are responsible for setting a good example in leadership. They must work well with other staff and supervisors.
"Administrators must exemplify the highest possible standards of professional practice both within and beyond the program."
4. Ethical responsibilities to sponsoring agencies and governing bodies
All early childhood program administrators are responsible to their governing and funding bodies.This is often done through collaboration between administrators and sponsoring agencies and governing bodies.
5. Ethical responsibilities to community, society, and the field of early childhood education
Early childhood educators give back to the community and society by cooperating with agencies and professionals. They have a responsibility to promoting the education and wellbeing of young children and their families.
If you would like to look up the Code of Ethical Conduct by NAEYC and the Supplement, you can visit:
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