Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Children in First, Second, and Third Grades

Author(s): 
Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp, Derry Koralek, & Kathy Charner, eds.
Item #: 171
ISBN: 
978-1-938113-04-8
# of Pages: 
176
Subject: DAP, K-Primary
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Edited and compiled just for teachers, this resource explains developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so teachers can apply DAP in their work with children in first, second, and third grades. Chapters include:

  • What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
    A brief introduction to the main ideas of DAP
  • Teaching Children in First, Second, and Third Grades
    Connecting DAP to excellent teaching
  • An Overview of Development in the Primary Grades
    Overview of learning and development in first, second, and third grades
  • Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider
    Examples of key DAP practices, as well as contrasting practices that are less likely to serve children well
  • Supporting Children’s Learning While Meeting Standards
    Connecting the standards to DAP
  • Young Children Articles
    Ten articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with children in first, second, and third grades