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Code of Ethics

The National Child Care Association


Acknowledging our responsibility to meet the needs of the whole child now and in the future, we shall strive to provide a safe and healthy environment where children can be loved and nurtured, and where children can learn, play and grow; and we

SHALL provide an environment that is developmentally appropriate & educationally enriching; and

SHALL provide all children with experiences that will enhance their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development; and

SHALL appreciate and provide for the uniqueness and potential of each child; and

SHALL acknowledge that families are of primary importance in the child's development and constantly strive for exceptional cooperation between the home and our program professionals; and

SHALL diligently support professional development through a commitment to continuous and timely education, training and technical assistance to enhance the growth of our early childhood professionals; and

SHALL commit to the utmost professionalism among ourselves and maintain confidentiality in all aspects of operations, including a practice of respect for private correspondence and conversations; and

SHALL work in collaboration with other advocates, agencies and professions concerned with children's welfare and strive to motivate the larger society to acknowledge their responsibility for all children; and

SHALL not participate in any form of discrimination based on race, religion, age, sex, and national origin or special needs; and

SHALL at all times and in all situations demonstrate a concern for the present and future well-­being of each child and dedicate ourselves to serve as a voice for children everywhere.

AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION, this early childhood care and education program supports, without reservation, this Code of Ethics.

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