Value: Importance of Relationships
An Infancy Onward professional understands the importance of relationship, the primary instrument for growth and change. An Infancy Onward professional uses knowledge and skills to provide services that promote, support, restore and sustain nurturing relationships for all infants, early childhood ages children, and families. An Infancy Onward professional works to establish strong, collaborative relationships with community professionals to enhance services to all infants, early childhood ages children, and families. An Infancy Onward professional understands the importance of past relationship experiences to the development of current relationships.
Value: Reflective Practice
An Infancy Onward professional seeks out, and uses, supervision and consultation to reflect on professional development and personal growth, related to work with, or on behalf of, young children and their families.
Value: Respect for Ethnicity, Culture, Individuality and Diversity
An Infancy Onward professional understands and respects the uniqueness of each individual with respect for ethnicity, culture, individuality, and diversity in all aspects of infant, early childhood ages children, and family practice.
An Infancy Onward professional practices in ways that are ethical, trustworthy, honest, responsible and reliable.
An Infancy Onward professional abides by the ethical standards of the agency or place of work and is guided by the legal and practice standards in human services.
Value: Knowledge and Skill Building
An Infancy Onward professional works continuously to acquire new knowledge and skills to enhance best practice within the young children and family field.