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Core Competency 8 - Professionalism and Leadership

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3. Professional attitudes, behaviors, and ethical standards/professional guidelines (check your current knowledge and skill level). *This question is required.
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I model and promote increasing competence in understanding and responding to diversity such as culture, language, ethnicity, and abilities. (5-M). *This question is required
I apply strategies to prevent and address work related stress. (2-M). *This question is required
I demonstrate understanding of one’s own personal, social, and cultural contexts, and reflects on how these contexts affect teaching practice. (4-M). *This question is required
I advocate for the ethical treatment of children, their families and educators and staff. (3-A). *This question is required
I teach educators and staff how to use the code of ethics to articulate professional values. (3-M). *This question is required
I follow the professional code of ethics related to practice. (3-I). *This question is required
I respect children, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds and abilities (5-I). *This question is required
I identify my own personal, social, and cultural contexts, and reflects on how these contexts influence teaching practice and relationships with children, youth, staff, and families. (4-I). *This question is required
I employ professional behaviors and work habits such as dependability, time management, good hygiene, appropriate attire, and follows direction. (1-I). *This question is required
I create a culturally competent environment; develops and implements policies that are culturally competent. (4-A). *This question is required
I recognize symptoms of work related stress and seeks assistance when appropriate. (2-I). *This question is required
I respect the privacy and confidentiality of information about children, youth, and families. (6-I). *This question is required
I model and promote the ethical behaviors in the code of ethics related to their profession. (3-M). *This question is required
I am aware of cultural strengths and challenges of program. (4-A). *This question is required
I integrate and ensure inclusive and non-discriminatory practices. (5-A). *This question is required
I integrate and ensure compliance with the code of ethics into practice, policies and instruction. (3-A). *This question is required
I promote a professional working environment that supports educators working with children and families. (1-A). *This question is required
I assess the effectiveness of stress prevention and intervention strategies and makes changes and referrals as needed. (2-A). *This question is required
I ensure that staff maintain confidentiality of information about children, youth, and families. (6-A). *This question is required
I am aware of program policies on cultural competence and culture of program and provides feedback on issues. (4-M). *This question is required
I model and promote respect for the privacy and confidentiality of child and family information. (6-M). *This question is required
I assess and address issues of program and individual staff cultural competence on ongoing basis. (4-A). *This question is required
I regularly analyze, evaluate, and synthesize teaching practice to make appropriate changes that more fully serve children, youth, colleagues, and families. (4-M). *This question is required
I model and promote professional work habits, behavior and attitudes such as welcoming, engaging, courteous, and respectful behavior. (1-M). *This question is required
I seek feedback from staff families, children, and youth. (4-I). *This question is required
4. Communication skills (check your current knowledge and skill level.) *This question is required.
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I recognize a conflict and takes appropriate action. (8-I). *This question is required
I establish procedures and ensures professional development opportunities for staff for resolving conflicts and promoting positive group interactions. (8-A). *This question is required
I establish and integrate an effective communication system with families, staff, and other professionals. Demonstrates advanced communication skills such as public speaking and advocacy. (7-A). *This question is required
I model and promote communication in multiple formats that is responsive to the needs of children, youth, families, and staff in multiple formats. (7-M). *This question is required
I model and promote appropriate conflict resolution strategies. (8-M). *This question is required
I use effective oral and written communication, and non-verbal and listening skills. (7-I). *This question is required
I negotiate and resolve conflicts and address concerns through appropriate conflict resolution strategies. (8-M). *This question is required
5. Relationships and team building (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I work collaboratively as part of a team and recognizes the role of teamwork in effective staff relationships. (11-I). *This question is required
I facilitate a cooperative work environment by promoting positive communication and facilitating relationships among team members. (11-M). *This question is required
I articulate and apply principles of group dynamics and positive communication supports. (11-A). *This question is required
I maintain systems to assure confidentiality of information about staff, as well as families. (10-A) *This question is required
I maintain confidentiality and assure that other staff maintain confidentiality of information about staff, as well as families. (10-M) *This question is required
I model and promote consistent performance of job duties and responsibilities in a professional manner. (9-M). *This question is required
I provide professional development opportunities that promote relationship and team building. (11-I). *This question is required
I develop and implement=s policies designed to facilitate collaborative relationships and positive environments. (11-A). *This question is required
I take responsibility and works independently. (9-I). *This question is required
I guide others in professional performance of responsibilities as a mentor and resource. (9-A). *This question is required
I maintain confidentiality of information about staff, as well as families. (10-I) *This question is required
I contribute as a responsible team member. (11-M). *This question is required
6. Professional development (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I identify professional resources and organizations. (12-I). *This question is required
I understand the importance of having current knowledge and research to enhance professional development and skills on an ongoing basis. (12-I). *This question is required
I model and promote the use of professional resources and organizations, and current research to enhance professional development and improve skills on an ongoing basis. (12-M). *This question is required
I seek out and utilize supports (both monetary and professional) to allow progress to improved practice to continue. (12-M). *This question is required
I participate in and promote collaborative learning using effective, reliable, and current research, knowledge, and practice. (12-A). *This question is required
I understand and meet minimum requirements for ongoing training and professional development such as regulatory and contractual requirements, and program standards. (13-I). *This question is required
I create, maintain, and implement an individual professional development plan. (13-M). *This question is required
I provide guidance to staff under direct supervision to assess performance, improve practice and promote individual growth. (13-M). *This question is required
I assist staff under direct supervision to follow own professional development plan. (13-M). *This question is required
I seek out and utilize supports (both monetary and professional) to promote progress to improved practice. (13-M). *This question is required
I develop and implement a professional development plan for self and establish overall program professional development goals for staff. (13-A). *This question is required
I ensure that staff have access to ongoing opportunities that enhance their professional skills. (13-A). *This question is required
I engage in and values supportive working relationships that include mentoring opportunities. (14-I). *This question is required
I develop and serve as a mentor and resource for others, including guiding educators in identifying individual needs, strengths and interests, and seeks advice from supervisor and others as a mentee. (14-M). *This question is required
I serve as a mentor to others in the field by providing guidance, resources, support, and encouragement of continued professional education. (14-A). *This question is required
I promote mentorship in staff and program. (14-A). *This question is required
I use information from supervision and self-reflection as a learning tool to grow, enhance skills, and improve practice. (15-I). *This question is required
I examine own practices, seek feedback from supervisors and colleagues and reflect on my own performance to advance professional growth and improve practice. (15-M). *This question is required
I reflect on own practice and continually evaluate staff performance as a basis for program planning, modification, and professional development. (15-A). *This question is required
I demonstrate reflection on my own supervisory skills, and professional and educational practices. (15-A). *This question is required
I evaluate current trends in early childhood education and out-of-school time and revise practices as appropriate from a local, national, and global perspective. (15-A). *This question is required
7. Leadership (check your current level of knowledge and skills). *This question is required.
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I engage families as partners to advocate for children, youth, families, and community. (17-A). *This question is required
I serve as an advocate and empower staff to advocate for self, children, families, and the program. (18-A) *This question is required
I develop and assume a leadership role in the program and/or early education and care and out-of school-time community. (16-M). *This question is required
I recognize families’ role as advocates for their child and community. (17-I). *This question is required
I am knowledgeable of child and family advocacy issues. (17-A). *This question is required
I promote leadership and help staff and others to develop leadership skills. (16-A). *This question is required
I serve in a leadership capacity in professional organizations through direct service, membership, advocacy and other activities. (16-A). *This question is required
I partner with and empower families to make decisions about their child’s care and education in the program and community. (17-M). *This question is required
I have a working knowledge of national, state, and local legislation and public policy that affects children, families, programs and the profession. (18-A). *This question is required
I develop my own ability to advocate for self and program. (18-I). *This question is required
I recognize early education and care and out-of-school time as a profession. (16-I). *This question is required
I advocate on behalf of self, children, families, and program. (18-M). *This question is required
You have completed the Self-Assessment for Core Competency Area 8 - Professionalism and Leadership.

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