All classes are 100% mobile-friendly! If you're a new user, create a new account or read our New User Guide.  Get help logging in.  You can even translate any class to your language of choice instantly. 

Be sure to check out our NEW CLASSES!

Let's talk about kids!
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
Hayleym

Member
Registered:
Posts: 54
Reply with quote  #1 
Share your thoughts and ideas about what it means to be a professional in early childhood education. "What is the difference between an "occupation" and a "profession"? For example, how is working as an early learning professional different from working as a short- order cook?

Being a professional in early childhood education is very vital. The reason it is extremely important has to do with the role the professional provides both the child and the parent throughout the development of the child. You have to realize you're in charge of lives as well. This is extremely significant and can be scary at times, which is why it's important to be mentally prepared to work with children.
For the child, the professional is offering love and care in a safe and healthy environment where the child can learn and grow. The professional’s responsibility is to make sure that each child is being cared for in a healthy way as well as being educated.

0
jodiehkm

Member
Registered:
Posts: 53
Reply with quote  #2 
Being a professional in early childhood means stepping it up and showing the children under your care that you are responsible. That you as a primary care giver will show a good example to them for them to learn from. 
A "profession" by the dictionary's definition is an occupation requiring considerable training and specialized study. A professional is a skilled practitioner who conforms to the standards of her profession. "Professionalism" refers to status, methods, character, or standards. For example, if I studied early childhood and I am now a teacher, my occupation would be the same.
0
grathbun

Member
Registered:
Posts: 39
Reply with quote  #3 
professionalism is a knowledge and skills specific to a one field. in our case its child care. we have more rules and regulations to abide by than that of alot of other professions and careers
0
julianachaves

Member
Registered:
Posts: 51
Reply with quote  #4 
Be professional and understand your real function. Understand that it goes far beyond caring for children or feeds them and protects them. And educate for a life and safety in their deeds. And someone willing to learn and improve for the development of their real children. Professional loves his job and strives to achieve his goals.
0
larenndixon

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 7
Reply with quote  #5 
Being a professional in early childhood is no matter what is going on around you the chikdren are always the main focus and concern as long as youre them leading by example.
0
SimoneR

Member
Registered:
Posts: 55
Reply with quote  #6 
Being professional in a child care position means being knowledgeable in your craft, treating the students the other staff and the parents with respect and it means having the attitude appropriate the setting.
0
Rebeccagendro

Member
Registered:
Posts: 53
Reply with quote  #7 
Professionalism is understanding and following the guidelines of being a childcare provider. It means we are mature in handling any situation given to us.
0
4009397788

Member
Registered:
Posts: 62
Reply with quote  #8 
Being professional in a child care position means having the knowledge eligible for the specific job you are doing (childcare), knowing how to properly treat the children in a safe and respectful manner no matter the situation and showing the parents respect and it means having the attitude appropriate for the job.
0
allison85beau

Member
Registered:
Posts: 55
Reply with quote  #9 
Looking well kept (clean combed hair, clean clothes), using appropriate language, being friendly and communicative, and following the rules of your child care center.
0
anna.clark

Member
Registered:
Posts: 52
Reply with quote  #10 
A "profession" by the dictionary's definition is an occupation requiring considerable training and specialized study. A professional is a skilled practitioner who conforms to the standards of her profession. "Professionalism" refers to status, methods, character, or standards. For example, if I studied early childhood and I am now a teacher, my occupation would be the same.
0
Bo

Member
Registered:
Posts: 53
Reply with quote  #11 
Professionalism means that a teacher is totally different from a normal caregiver. A teacher can explore the inside reason of the outward manifestation. The teacher can basically help children to improve the kids from all aspects. A trained teacher can use the knowledgeable method to help kids develop themselves well. 
0
HPhilyaw

Member
Registered:
Posts: 38
Reply with quote  #12 
Professionalism in a childcare environment involves having a professional attitude, clear communication and respectful treatment of families and others staff members as well as the knowledge needed to fill your role as childcare provider.  
0
tkphiki

Member
Registered:
Posts: 51
Reply with quote  #13 
Being a professional in childcare involves knowledge and skill in this field, have a professional attitude towards others (children, parents, staff members) and understanding all the rules we need to provide for the safety of children.
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.