Question 1:English novelist Jane Howard said, “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one” (quoted in Bruno, 2009).
Families come in all shapes and sizes with a variety of beliefs, practices, values, and desires. Often, those beliefs, practices, and values can conflict with your own. As an early childhood educator, it is important to find common ground and to create a family-friendly environment that considers the needs of a diverse population. Share at least three family-friendly practices that could be implemented in a quality ECE program to support and promote diversity. Identify the purpose of each practice and list the necessary steps to ensure successful implementation. How will you utilize community resources to respond to your diverse population?
Reflect on the following quote from Feeney and Freeman (2000): “To a large extent, professional values and ethics are an extension of personal values and morality” (cited in Bruno, 2009, p. 240). How does this quote relate to the role of the early childhood administrator? Share a personal experience in which your personal values impacted a decision that you made. Provide an explanation of times when your personal values and morality should not factor into your professional decisions.
At least two paragraphs for each question. References needed if used.