Ethics, Values, and Vision

Type
Course
Date of Publication
December 13, 2023
Price
See Agrilife Learn

Overview

Ethics, values, and vision are the foundation of who we are. As early childhood professionals, we must understand and evaluate our values and their impact on our decision-making process. Being mindful of how our beliefs and biases impact our approach to teaching and building relationships is how we successfully build relationships with children, families, and colleagues. After completing this 4-hour course, the learner will be able to describe what ethics and values are, explain how these affect the early childhood profession, create a teaching philosophy that portrays your vision and teaching practices based upon these beliefs, and explain personal bias and its impact on the learning environment and teaching.

Course Information

Ethics, values, and vision are the foundation of who we are. As early childhood professionals, we must understand and evaluate our values and their impact on our decision-making process. Being mindful of how our beliefs and biases impact our approach to teaching and building relationships is how we successfully build relationships with children, families, and colleagues.

After completing this 4-hour course, the learner will be able to describe what ethics and values are, explain how these affect the early childhood profession, create a teaching philosophy that portrays your vision and teaching practices based upon these beliefs, and explain personal bias and its impact on the learning environment and teaching.

After completing this training, participants should be able to:

  • Define ethics and the importance of ethical decision-making in your professional role;
  • Identify ways to support children and families in ethical ways;
  • Describe how values support your professional growth;
  • Discuss the foundation of personal and professional values;
  • Articulate your vision for fostering children's growth and development, including how to support individual children's learning and the goals of families; and
  • Explain professional passion and examine ways to grow your professional passion, instilling those elements into your daily work.

The development of this online course was 100% funded by federal Child Care and Development Funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of an $8,000,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Looking for solutions in your county? Contact your local extension experts

More choices in Childcare Training

  • Course

    In order to facilitate healthy social emotional development among young children, early childhood professionals first need to have the tools to regulate their own emotions and manage their own stress.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to provide early childhood educators with information and resources to recognize stressors and signs of stress and empower them to adopt healthy approaches to stress management.

  • Course

    Indoors or outdoors, a strategic approach to observation and assessment gives early childhood educators the information they need to effectively plan for children’s needs, interests, and abilities.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer tips for incorporating systematic observation into outdoor and nature play activities, including what to look for and how to document what you see.

  • Course

    Increased engagement in outdoor and nature play can benefit young children’s learning across all developmental domains.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer early childhood professionals strategies for supporting children’s social emotional development through outdoor play and learning activities.

  • Course

    Increased engagement in outdoor and nature play can benefit young children’s learning across all developmental domains.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to offer early childhood professionals strategies for supporting children’s physical development through outdoor play and learning activities.

  • Course

    Outdoor and nature play provides an opportunity to teach young children about nature conservation and environmental stewardship.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to highlight strategies early childhood educators can use to model and teach environmental awareness and conservation principles.

  • Course

    To facilitate positive social and emotional outcomes for children, early childhood educators need to understand and recognize the role of stress and trauma on early brain development and implement proactive and responsive measures to build children’s resilience.

    This 2-hour course aims to help early childhood professionals understand how they can play a part in cultivating positive social emotional outcomes for each child by applying trauma-informed and resiliency-supporting practices in early learning settings.