Section II of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, Ethical Responsibilities Families states: “Families are of primary importance in children’s development. Because the family and the early childhood practitioner have a common interest in the child’s well-being, we acknowledge a primary responsibility to bring about communication, cooperation, and collaboration between the home and early childhood program in ways that enhance the child’s development.”
In this section, the Ideal that speaks the most to me is: I-2.9-To participate in building support networks for families by providing them with opportunities to interact with program staff, other families, community resources, and professional services.
This ideal relates directly to the culture and ideals my company has regarding our business. We seek to be a family, and be an extension of each of our client’s families. We want them to feel at home, trust us like we were their child’s own blood, be there for them and create a sense of community. We host events for parents, grandparents, siblings. We work hard on making partnerships and collaboration with parents in our program. Directors put together family nights, mom’s night’s out, game nights, movie nights and more. We also open our training up to families and our community. It is not unlikely that one of our parents attends a training about nutrition, or a set of parents signs up to come and attend our First Aid and CPR sessions. This ideal supports this goal so very directly that it stands out to me as something incredibly relateable to me!