Important Codes of Ethics

The three ideals contained in the NAEYC and DEC codes of ethics that are important and meaning full to me are:

1). Ethical Responsibilities to Children (NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct): p2,1-1.1- To be familiar with the knowledge base of early childhood care  and education and to stay informed through continuing education and training. This code is significant and important to my professional life as it will keep me current and updated to new ideas and findings, innovations and techniques that will enable me to develop and enhance growth of children and the early childhood field. with this, I will also be able to over come new challenges and feed the children with right and appropriate information. Also important to me because as a teacher, i need to continue education and training so as to fit in to the evolving world in every aspects that relate early childhood education.

2). Responsibilities to co-workers (NAEYC code of ethical conduct): p5,1-3A.2- To share resources with coworkers, collaborating to ensure that the best possible early childhood care and education program is provided. This is significant to my professional life because i believe that two hands are better than one and can make work light. so with colleagues and different ideas combined, we will be able to provide quality care and come out with productive programs that will enhance growth and development. This will go a long way to strengthen my relationship with my co-workers and we will be able to work as a team and the work load will be light for i believe in the saying that ” many hands can carry a beer hive”.

3). Responsive family Centered Practices( DEC code of ethics), ensure that families receive individualized, meaningful, and relevant services responsive to their believes, values, custom, language, and cultures. We are committed to enhancing the quality of children’s and families’ lives by promoting family well being and participation in typical life activities. The early childhood special education professional will demonstrate respect for all families, taking in to consideration and acknowledging diverse family structures, culture, language, values and customs. Finally, families will be given equal voice in all decision making relative to their children. some practice guide lines provide a frame work for enhancing children’s and families’ quality of lives for instance, responsive family centered practices(3). We shall respect, value, promote, and encourage the active participation of All families by engaging families’ in meaningful ways in the assessment and intervention processes. This code is very significant to my professional life because i believe involving families will guarantee their trust in the service we will be providing, it will also help to strengthen self discipline and will provide the families the responsibility to step in with their ideas and i think this will promote growth and development, and will enhance productive and quality care to children as families/parents are children’s primary care givers thus the need to work with them hand in hand for the best result.

Course Resource Section

1. Course media: “The resources for Early Childhood”

Position Statement and Influential Practices

1). NAEYC. (2009), Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010 from http://www.naeyc.org/files/position/dap.

2). NAEYC,(2009). Where we stand on child abuse prevention. retrieved may 26, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/position/childabuse/stand.pdf.

3). NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on school readiness. Retrieved  May 26, 2010 from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/position/readiness.pdf.

4). NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. retrieved May 26.2010 from http://www.naeyc.org/files/position/diversity.pdf.

5). NAEYC.(2003). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children from birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/position/pscape.pdf

6). NAEYC.(2009, April). Early Childhood Inclusion: A Summary. Retrieved May 26, 2010 from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/position/DEC_NAEYC_ECSummary_A.pdf

7). Zero to three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families.(2010). Infant-toddler policy agenda. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://main.zerotothree.org/site/pageserver?pagename=ter_pub_infanttoddler

8). FPG Child Development Institute. (2006, September). Evidence based practice empowers early childhood professionals and families. (FPG snapshot.No. 33). Retrieved May 26, 2010 from http://www.fpg.unc.edc/~snapshots/snap33.pdf

Articles

1). Trunbull, A., Zuna, N., Hong, J.Y., HU., Kyzar, K., Obremski, S.,et ai.(2010). Knowledge-to-actionguides. teaching Exceptional Children, 42(30,42-53.

Global support for Children’s Rights and Well Being.

Article: UNICEF(n.d). fact sheet: A summary of the Rights under the convention on the Rights of the Child. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf

Web sites

1. World forum Foundation. http://worldforumfoundation.org/wf/wp/about-us

2.World Organization for early childhood Education. http://www.omep-usnc.org/

3. Association for Childhood International. http://acei.org/

Selected Early Childhood Organizations

1). National Association for the Education of Young Children. http://www.naeyc.org/

2). The Division for Early Childhood. http://www.dec-sped.org/

3). Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, toddlers, and Families. http://www.zerotothree.org/

4). WESTED. http://www.wested.org/cs/we/print/docs/we/home.htm

5). Harvard Education Letter. http://hepg.org/hel/topic/85

6). FPG Child Development Institute. http://www.fpg.unc.edu/main/about.cfm

7). Administration for Children and Families Headstarts National Research Conference. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/hsrcl

8). High Scope. http://www.childrensdefense.org/

9). Center for Child Care Work Force. http://www.ccw.org/

10). Council for Exceptional Children. http://www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?section=Home

11). Institute for Women’s Policy Research. http://www.jupr.org/

12). National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education. http://ww.ncrece.org/wordpress/

13). National Child care Association. http://www.nccanet.org/

14) National Institute for Early Education Research. http://nieer.org/

15). Pre[k]Now. http://preknow.org

16). voices for America’s Children. http://www.voices.org/lected

Selected Professional Journals Available in the Walden Library

1. YC Young Children

2. Childhood

3. Multicultural Education

4. Early Childhood Education Journal

1. Journal of Children and Family Studies

6. International Journal of Early Childhood

7. Child Study Journal

8. early Childhood Research Quarterly

9. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

10. Developmental Psychology

11. Social Studies

12. Journal of Early Childhood Research

Others

1). Keen, T and Evans, S.(2009). Theories of Development. An introductionto Child Development (pp35-43). Thousands Oaks, CA:Sage

2). Article: Levs Vygotsky (2004). Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, Vol42.1, pp7-97. Immagination and creativity in Childhood

3). Article: WoodHead, M.(2005). Early Childhood Development: A Question of Rights. International Journal of Early Childhood, 37(3), pp79-98

 

 

Quotes/ words of motivation and inspiration

The quotes were identified from the writings of Aisha Ray ” few hours of course work and little practice is devoted to teaching early childhood teachers how to be effective educators of them, and work with their families and communities” “professional competence requires weak and uneven knowledge and practice skills in educating children who have special needs, children of color, children who are low income, immigrants and second language/dialect speakers” .

Quotes from passion by John Hagel

…”medicated”… was “Isreal, you need to take dispassionate view of things” ” I found my voice/passion”.

My personal Childbhood Web

My personal childhood web is composed of some important people who greatly influence my life as a child.

1). Dor Mbong: He is my father and we had a father and child relationship.He was a model father, so caring and loving.He listens to me, encourages me; protected me; and thought me many aspects of life. He provided all my basic needs, my school requirements,paid my fees on time and some times in advance to make sure i had the best education. He thought me to share by example. He gave me food if i was hungry and provided the means for medical care when needed. Every evening, he told stories about the past and on family history which i was interested in knowing.He influence my life in many ways. He laid a good foundation for my education.he was loving and caring and that has been part of my life till date.

2). Juliana Wigham: She is my mother. She influence my life in many ways. She care and nurtured me; adviced me; thought me how to work independently;; cook and wash my dresses. She laid a good foundation for me as a girl, she protected me in every aspect of life as a child. She showed love; care and concern to me and took me to different places. She was always worried if i was sick, worried or angry and will always ask why and then look for positive solutions, medicine,and stay by me until i was better. She is the reason am successful today because she taught me to be hard working, independent and to always think positively.

3). Evelyn Litika: She is my oldest sister.She is loving and caring and took good care of me, took me out to visit friends,go shopping and to church. she made me look good and different, braided my hair always and was responsible for my upkeep. She reminded me to do my home work, helped me to wash my uniforms, shoes and school bag as needed.she made me know alot of issues related to women ahead of time. Her hope for me was to see me progress successfully and attain the highest level of education i wanted. she was very supportive and encouraging and i spent most of my childhood life with her. she calls me her first child.

4). Yonka He-en: He is my uncle. He was and is so kind and generous to me. He is a retired teacher and he taught me so many educative lessons.He was always there for me and provided for me when i was in need.He gave me so many story books and advice me how to study. He always stop by to find out how i was doing, check my books and helped me with my home work. while in school, he made sure i was active and participating in school activities like sport, singing and craft.He encourage me to study hard so as to become a teacher in the future. He inspired and greatly influence my education.

5). Belinda Faye is my step sister. She provided me with company. we play together. she was so special. she gave me her food and anything her mother gave her. she showed alot of love and care

 

 

My passion for …

My passion for early childhood studies is highly influenced by my ever increasing desire and love for children and the desire to see how children develop through the various stages. I also have a passion to run a child care center that which will give me the opportunity to be with children always.

What i like abo…

What i like about Oliver Twist is the fact that it potrays some aspects of children and childhood philosophies. I admires him in the novel because being a poor boy, he is able to over come alot of trials and temptation and stand on his own.

    

Charles Dickens. “Oliver…

Charles Dickens. “Oliver Twist”.

What i like about Oliver Twist is the fact that it potrays some aspects of children and childhood philosophies. I admires him in the novel because being a poor boy, he is able to over come alot of trials and temptation and stand on his own.

    

Charles Dickens. “Oliver…

Charles Dickens. “Oliver Twist”.

What i like about Oliver Twist is the fact that it potrays some aspects of children and childhood philosophies. I admires him in the novel because being a poor boy, he is able to over come alot of trials and temptation and stand on his own.