Read the NAEYC standards, and specifically become familiar with Standard 6 provided below:

Standard 6:

• Identifying and involving oneself with the early childhood field

• Knowing about and upholding ethical standards and other early childhood professional guidelines

• Engaging in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice, using technology effectively with young children, with peers, and as a professional resource

• Integrating knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education

• Engaging in informed advocacy for young children and the early childhood profession

2. Use each of the descriptors (the 5 bulleted items above) to create a table that includes: Each standard descriptor, a list of three specific activities that professionals can implement to support each descriptor. These activities must be research-based, and you must cite your references in Part 3 of this assignment.

3. Write an essay discussing:

• An explanation of what NAEYC Standard 6 encompasses and why this standard is important in the field of early childhood education

• An analysis of each descriptor and how each can be conveyed in the learning environment