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Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers

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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! 

Chapters include:

  • 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

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Infants and Toddlers

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Teachers of infants and toddlers can use this resource to learn about developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so they can apply DAP in their work with infants and toddlers. Filled with information, practical ideas, and inspiration, this is a book that every infant and toddler teacher will want! 

Chapters include:

  • What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice? 
    Key messages of NAEYC's position statement
  • To Be an Excellent Teacher
    Connecting DAP to excellent teaching 
  • Understanding Development of Infants and Toddlers
    Overview of infants' and toddlers' 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 
    Nine articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with infants and toddlers

A Caring Place for Your Infant

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Updated 2009! When you need a simple tool to communicate the developmentally appropriate approach that characterizes your program, this appealing brochure comes in handy. It describes key areas of infants' development, suggests the basic educational approach that helps children learn and thrive, and details what parents should look for in an early childhood program. Also available in Spanish (#548S).

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Kindergartners

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Exactly what you need to deepen your everyday practice in the kindergarten classroom! This book outlines the core ideas of developmentally appropriate practice, or DAP for short, as practiced in kindergarten.

This book discusses

  • The core components of DAP
  • Why play is an essential vehicle for learning during the kindergarten year
  • The five key aspects of effective teaching that enact DAP principles 
  • The most frequently asked questions about developmentally appropriate practice in kindergarten
  • An overview of learning and development for 5- and 6-year-olds

Whether you are a new or experienced kindergarten teacher, this book is for you.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (3d ed.), Basics of DAP, and Looking at the Basics of DAP (DVD) Bundle

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Save when you order the new edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 together with the popular Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and its companion DVD, Looking at the Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Essential for every student or new practitioner's collection! See full descriptions for items #375 (Developmentally Appropriate Practice), #259 (Basics of DAP), and #861 (Looking at the Basics of DAP). 

A Good Kindergarten for Your Child

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Updated 2009! When you need a simple tool to communicate the developmentally appropriate approach that characterizes your kindergarten program, this appealing brochure comes in handy. It describes key areas of children's development, suggests the basic educational approach that helps children learn and thrive, and details what parents should look for in a kindergarten.

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers

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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 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.

Looking at the Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (VHS)

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The basic concepts of developmentally appropriate practice aren?t difficult or arcane, but they can be understood wrongly or incompletely?and often are! This new resource articulates and illustrates the core concepts in simple, memorable ways, including classroom examples and other techniques.

Based on NAEYC?s 2005 book Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (#259), by Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp, this video gives learners a brief introduction to the foundational ideas of the early childhood field. The video is versatile enough to be shown as part of any beginner-level discussion of DAP. Some instructors and trainers will want to show it when learners are using NAEYC?s 2009 volume Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 (#375) or other texts.

 

Produced by RISE Learning Solutions, in collaboration with NAEYC. 41 min.

A Good Primary School for Your Child

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When you need a simple tool to communicate the developmentally appropriate approach that characterizes your program, this appealing brochure comes in handy. It describes key areas of children's development, suggests the basic educational approach that helps children learn and thrive, and details what parents should look for in a primary school.
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