Statement of Commitment Now that you have analyzed the role that professional standards and policy play in the lives of the children, families and staff in your care, it is important to model your commitment to these important ideals. By creating a statement of commitment, you not only hold yourself and your school or center accountable, but you also model to families and community members your understanding and commitment to these ideals. For your initial post: Create a statement of commitment that embodies details from your Week 2 discussions regarding professional and ethical obligations, as well as your commitment to federal laws and programs that affect your current or future career (from your first discussion this week). Your statement should be a minimum of five sentences in length and should touch on each of the following points: professional and ethical obligations, and your obligation to state and federal policy. Modify your Week 2 Wordle to include state and federal policy. Create a one-page pdf that includes your statement of commitment and your Wordle from Week 2. This commitment statement and Wordle will become your introductory slide for your summative presentation in Week 6. You may wish to create this in PowerPoint or google slides (depending on what you will be choosing for your presentation format). No matter which format you choose, you will need to attach it as a pdf to your discussion. Who’s Your Audience (Optional Discussion) Imagine you are speaking to a small group of staff members in your early childhood program. Briefly paraphrase what reciprocal relationships with families means as an early childhood educator. Have fun interacting with the course content and with your peers. This is a place for you to check your understanding of the course material while conversing with other early childhood educators. There are no minimum requirements. Enjoy the conversation!