Along with upholding professional standards, one of the hallmarks of any profession is strict adherence to a code of ethics. As early childhood professionals, the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. is your guide on how to meet your responsibilities to “children, families, colleagues, and the broader society” (Bredekamp, 2017, p. 528). In order to understand how to meet your ethical expectations, you will need to have a solid foundation in your early childhood education code of ethics.