In this course you will learn about what it means to be a professional staff member. Traits of professional staff members, ethical practices that reflect professionalism, and the importance of professionalism when working with children and families will be addressed. You will learn how to nurture your own sense of professionalism and the importance of self-care in your practice.
Professionalism: An Introduction
Working with children and youth is an important profession that requires commitment to providing high-quality care and education. In your daily work, you assume significant roles that greatly impact children, youth, and their families. Therefore, it is critical that you strive for excellence. In this lesson you will learn about professionalism and its significance in the field of child and youth care.
Developing Your Sense of Professionalism
This lesson will introduce you to practices that are associated with professionalism. You will learn about characteristics of effective staff members and the developmental stages of teachers.
Professionalism: Ethical Practices
In this lesson you will learn about the importance of acting responsibly and ethically in your daily work with children, families, and coworkers.