|For Immediate Release: July 8, 2013||
Enhancing Effective, Appropriate Teaching of Preschool Children
NAEYC releases new book for teachers of preschoolers.
WASHINGTON — The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is pleased to announce the new publication of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers.
The early years are an important time of discovery, learning, and growth. Teaching preschool children requires knowledge and skills that are different from those needed for teaching older children.
NAEYC’s new book helps teachers of preschool children build their specialized knowledge and skills by providing information, guidance, and practical ideas to apply the principles of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) in their work. Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers contains selected age-relevant information for teachers of preschoolers from the comprehensive seminal 2009 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8, including the preschool child development chapter and examples of key practices with preschoolers. It also has up-to-date articles from NAEYC’s award-winning, peer-reviewed journal, Young Children.
Editors of the new publication
Carol Copple served as a senior staff member of NAEYC, and her duties included directing the books program. With Sue Bredekamp, she coedited the 2009 publication, Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, as well as the 1997 edition. Among her other books are Growing Minds: Building Strong Cognitive Foundations in Early Childhood (NAEYC)) and Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children. (NAEYC).
Sue Bredekamp is an early childhood education specialist from Washington DC. From 1981 to 1998 she was director of accreditation and professional development for NAEYC. Sue is the primary author of the 1987 edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, and coeditor (with Carol Copple) of the 1997 and 2009 revisions. She is the author of Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, 2nd Edition (Pearson).
Derry Koralek, chief publishing officer of NAEYC, oversees the development of all print and digital publishing, including books, brochures, periodicals, professional development guides, posters, and websites for educators and families. Derry is editor in chief of Young Children and TYC—Teaching Young Children.
Kathy Charner is editor in chief of NAEYC’s Books and Related Resources department, with responsibility for the content, management, publication, and general excellence of the books and brochures published by NAEYC. Before joining NAEYC, Kathy was editor in chief at Gryphon House for more than 20 years.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers ($29.00; 192 pages; ISBN 978-1-928896-96-8) is available for sale from NAEYC’s Online Store. Review copies are available upon request. For desk copy requests, contact Debra Sharpe.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.