A “profession” by the dictionary’s definition is an occupation requiring considerable training and specialized study.
A professional is a skilled practitioner who conforms to the standards of their profession. “Professionalism” refers to status, methods, character, or standards.
This course takes a broad look at the nationally recognized standards of professional practice found in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethics. It will also describe how program policies and procedures demonstrate the implementation of professionalism.
- The student will review and summarize the fundamentals of professional behavior, and ethics through coursework, reflection, shared discussion board, applied knowledge, Professional Action Plan, and assessment.
- Professional Development and Leadership: Level 1:a, d, g
- Personal, Professional, & Leadership Development: 7.1.4
This course builds upon Module One Professionalism provided by DCYF Child Care Basic pre-service training. It may not be used as part of the pre-service training requirement.