Your knowledge of the field
The quality of your work
The relationships you develop with others
Your work ethic
Your determination and dedication
Most important, your attitude
Everyone in early childhood education is passionate about working with
children. Now’s the time to get passionate about how to present yourself to
others and represent the early childhood field to society.
Book Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals: Being a
Professional is divided into six key steps that lay the framework
for professionalism in the field. Whether tomorrow is your first day
on the job or you’ve been teaching for twenty years, this book can
provide a little help. Check out the sections below and look for ways
that you and others in your program can be more professional.
1 Look the Part
2 Act the Part
3 Know Your Stuff
4 Be on the Job
5 Save the Comments
6 Take Care
Are You a True Early Childhood Professional?
Take a quick self-assessment to see how well you are doing as a true early
childhood professional. As you read each of the statements below and circle
the frequency that best describes your appearance, actions, and attitudes,
be honest with yourself. How you think you present yourself to others and
how you think you act are not always what others see or experience. In other
words, perception is reality. Regardless of your intent, how others view you or
interpret your actions is just as important as what you intend.