Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers
Item #: 324
# of Pages:128
Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP's basic concepts aren't difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely—and often are! This engaging little book describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice for teachers of infants and toddlers. College instructors, directors, and trainers will find this an invaluable tool for introducing learners to the foundation of the early childhood field.
"This book provides easy to understand explanations as to what DAP looks like for infants and toddlers. I particularly like the emphasis placed on viewing curriculum as a planning process that follows an infant's or toddler's interests and abilities rather than prescribed lessons to be followed."
— Ronald Lally, co-director, Center for Child & Family Studies, WestEd