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Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Position Statement--Developmentally Appropriate Practice (booklet)

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Because teachers, advocates, parents, and faculty asked for a stand-alone version of the 2009 Position Statement on "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs" to give to principals, school board members, and other decision makers, it is now available as a 36-page booklet. 

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (3rd ed.) and Basics of DAP Bundle

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Save when you order the third 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. Essential for every student or new practitioner's collection! See full descriptions and tables of contents for items #375 (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) and #259 (Basics of DAP: An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 6).

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice Set (Book & DVD)

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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 set (Basics of DAP book and Looking at the Basics of DAP DVD) describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice.

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

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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.

Position Statement--Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children (booklet)

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Because teachers, advocates, and parents asked for a stand-alone version of the IRA/NAEYC position statement to give to principals, school board members, and other decision makers, it is available as a 23-page booklet. 

Designing Developmentally Appropriate Days (DVD)

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The fundamentals of developmentally appropriate practice for all children. From the Child Care Collection. 28 min. Also available in Spanish (#8821S).

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Focus on Intentionality and on Play (DVD-ROM)

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This DVD-ROM features the video segments from NAEYC's two online programs—"DAP and Intentionality" and "DAP and Play"—produced by NAEYC with the 2009 release of the third edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children From Birth Through Age 8.

Each video includes presentations from practitioners and other experts in the field and scenes depicting developmentally appropriate practice in action—in classrooms for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and primary grade children. DAP and Intentionality addresses ways in which teachers intentionally use a variety of learning formats and teaching strategies to support children's learning. DAP and Play focuses on the characteristics and types of play and the teacher's role in supporting high-level play. Also included are PDF versions of handouts for each video that highlight the key messages of the programs. 

Note: This DVD disc is meant to be played on a computer with a DVD drive.

 

The New Developmentally Appropriate Practice DVD-ROM

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This professional development resource features the video program produced by NAEYC with the 2009 release of the third edition of NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children From Birth Through Age 8. The video includes an overview of developmentally appropriate practice, presentations from NAEYC leadership and experts in the field, as well as scenes depicting developmentally appropriate practice in action—in classrooms for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and primary grade children.

Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice (2nd ed.)

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In this revised and updated edition of Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Zero to Three has written a how-to guide that matches classroom activities with how children think and grow. Posters and a developmental wheel on common behavior challenges are included with the book. From Zero to Three Press.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children From Birth Through Age 8 (3rd ed.)

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Bestseller! Since the first edition in 1987, NAEYC's book Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs has been an essential resource for the early child care field. Fully revised and expanded, the 2009 version comes with a supplementary CD containing readings on key topics, plus video examples showing developmentally appropriate practice in action.

Based on what the research says about development, learning, and effective practices, as well as what experience tells us about teaching intentionally, DAP articulates the principles that should guide our decision making. Chapters describe children from birth through age 8 in detail, with extensive examples of appropriate practice for infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and primary levels. 

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