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ERIC Number: ED509413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Code of Ethics
Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children
The Code of Ethics of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children is a public statement of principles and practice guidelines supported by the mission of DEC. The foundation of this Code is based on sound ethical reasoning related to professional practice with young children with disabilities and their families and with interdisciplinary colleagues. The Code's purpose is to: (1) identify the key principles guiding professional conduct; and (2) provide guidance for practice and personal dilemmas in the conduct of research and practice. The Code is intended to assist professionals in resolving conflicts as they arise in practice with children and families and with other colleagues. The following principles and guidelines for practice include: (I) Professional Practice; (II) Professional Development and Preparation; (III) Responsive Family Practices; and (IV) Ethical and Evidence Based Practices.
Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children. 27 Fort Missoula Road Suite 2, Missoula, MT 59804. Tel: 406-543-0872; Fax: 406-543-0887; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children. Div. for Early Childhood.