STANDARD 6: Becoming a Professional
Students prepared in early childhood degree programs identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession. They know and use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice. They are continuous, collaborative learners who demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on their work, making informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources. They are informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
6a. Identifying and involving oneself with the early childhood field
6b. Knowing about and upholding ethical standards an other professional guidelines
6c. Engaging in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice
6d. Integrating knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education
6e. Engaging in informed advocacy for children and the profession