Section III of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, Ethical Responsibilities Colleagues states: “In a caring, cooperative workplace, human dignity is respected, professional satisfaction is promoted, and positive relationships are developed and sustained. Based upon our core values, our primary responsibility to colleagues is to establish and maintain settings and relationships that support productive work and meet professional needs. The same ideals that apply to children also apply as we interact with adults in the workplace.”
In this section, the Ideal that speaks the most to me is: I-3A.1-To establish and maintain relationships of respect, trust, confidentiality, collaboration, and cooperation with co-workers.
This ideal is something I am passionate about. There is nothing more difficult in our workplaces than having co-workers, team mates or supervisors who contribute to the stress. Our work is so stressful as is, we have lots to juggle, and I feel as though it is our professional duty to one another not to add to the stress! Be supportive of one another! We are all on the same team – working towards the children’s futures!