As we begin this section, it is important to make sure that there is a shared definition of what it means to be a professional. In order to begin your journey towards your vision of a Professional Trainer it is important to understand the terms. Take a moment to carefully read the definitions below.
The conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or professional person.
A calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation.
Conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession.
Effective trainers practice professionalism! As a Trainer, you will be evaluated by participants based on their perceived image and their definition of a professional, in the Early Childhood field. While you cannot always know or adhere to everyone’s individual views of a Professional, there are a set of standards for trainers. The Kentucky Standards of Training for Early Childhood Professionals offers professional standards and guidelines for trainer knowledge, skill, and delivery. Please take the time now to read pages (15-16) in your ?Handout, Kentucky Standards of Training for Early Childhood Professionals.