Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 6

Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp
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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 preschool teachers. College instructors, directors, and trainers will find this an invaluable tool for introducing learners to the foundation of the early childhood field.

"I am delighted with Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice! It is a practical and easy-to-read guide for beginners and also wonderful for experienced practitioners trying to be more responsive to the children they teach. I appreciate the great examples, which make the concepts come to life, and the FAQ section clears up some major misconceptions. The book is a welcome contribution to the tools we have for improving the knowledge and skills of teachers of young children."

— Eva Moravcik, associate professor at Honolulu Community College