Developmentally Appropriate Practice

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice, birth through age 5. Depicts teachers and children in action in developmentally appropriate programs. Also points out inappropriate practices. Based on NAEYC’s position statement (27 min.).


Introduction to Developmentally Appropriate Practice (36 min.).


DAP Principles of Child Development—The Circle (whole child, sequential development, individual differences, cultural contexts).


DAP Principles of Child Development—The Triangle (nature and nurture, active learning c. ways of knowing, d. play).


DAP for Early Childhood Teaching Practice
– caring community
– constructing appropriate curriculum
– assessing children’s learning
– reciprocal relationships with families


How Adults Support Children at Work Time

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