Taking the High Road: Professionalism in Early Childhood

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

Providing the highest quality services to children and families requires educators to meet professional and ethical standards of conduct. Look closely at the benefits of using reflective practices for professional growth and discover the characteristics of a professional in early care and education field.

Course Information

Providing the highest quality services to children and families requires educators to meet professional and ethical standards of conduct.

This course describes the characteristics of a professional in the early care and education field and examines the difference between ethical guidelines and personal values.

The benefits of teachers using reflection practices for professional growth are defined and their professional role as a collaborative partner and an advocate for early care and education is also discussed.

Funding for this 4-hour pre-service training course was provided by the Workforce Solutions as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.

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    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to support early childhood program owners and directors through the process of incorporating extended hours of care, including overnight care, to support the needs of many families across Texas.

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    This 2-hour course is for prospective home-based child care business owners and will introduce some of the health and safety standards, best practices, and ways to properly implement these in your home-based child care.

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    This 1-hour course for prospective home-based child care business owners will introduce some key support systems and the tools and services they provide.

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