Becoming an early childhood professional is a complex process. There are many areas of knowledge and skill to develop. There are understandings, attitudes, and dispositions that are vital in helping you support the diverse needs of young children and families. No wonder professional development is a lifelong process. There is much to know—including recognizing the need to be open to and aware of changes in society and changes in the field that impact young children and families.
This Application will help you to focus on specific areas, or competencies, that are part of the professional development of all early childhood professionals and to target those areas of special interest or concern to you.
To complete this Application, do the following:
Read and Reflect
Carefully read Figure 1.5, “Seventeen Competencies for Becoming a Professional,” on page 26 in the Morrison course text. As you read the description of each competency, stop to consider your own level of knowledge and familiarity with this area. As a student of child development and a lifelong learner, keep in mind that you will always be in the process of learning more and becoming more capable in each area of competency.
With the seventeen competencies and your personal reflection in mind, respond to the following three points:
Assignment length: 2–3 pages
This assignment is due in 12 hours
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