Teachers of preschoolers can use this resource to learn about developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so they can apply DAP in their work with preschoolers. Filled with information, practical ideas, and inspiration, this is a book that every preschool teacher will want!
What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
Key messages of NAEYC’s position statement
To Be an Excellent Teacher
Connecting DAP to excellent teaching
An Overview of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Preschool Years
Overview of preschoolers’ learning and development
Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider
Examples of key DAP practices, as well as contrasting practices that are less likely to serve children well
FAQs About Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Responses to common questions
Young Children Articles
Seven articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with preschoolers