DAP

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

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. Also included are "Reflection Questions," "DAP Resources," and NAEYC's 2009 webcasts Respones to Questions You Asked About DAP. 52 min.  

Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children

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Bestseller! Developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies for promoting children's literacy learning in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary classrooms and infant/toddler settings. A strong, coherent framework for effective practice appears in NAEYC's joint position statement with the International Reading Association, which is supported by many other organizations and reprinted in this book. Alive with classroom photos and children's work, the book offers crystal-clear guidance and exciting ideas for teachers to help young children on the road to reading and writing competence. 

DAP Basics Kit for Preschool Educators

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Professional Development Library

This kit is perfect for programs that are building a professional development library. Included in the kit are resources to help teaching staff enhance their understanding and application of developmentally appropriate practice, or DAP. Some of the books and the DVD focus on the pedagogy—how to provide high-quality early childhood education to young children. The kit also includes books focused on the content--what areas of study should be included in a high-quality program in which staff facilitate children's learning through developmentally appropriate practice. 

The kit includes

A $300 value if purchased separately.

A Good Kindergarten for Your Child

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 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. (Updated in 2009)

 

 

Active for Life: Developmentally Appropriate Movement Programs for Young Children

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Most young children love vigorous physical activity, but research shows that they may not continue to be active throughout childhood and beyond if they lack a foundation of skills. Early childhood educators need to ensure children's learning of the physical skills as well as movement concepts necessary to start them toward active and healthy lives. This book provides guidance on what high-quality movement programs should include: environments designed for young children, effective curriculum components, developmental approaches to teaching, planned assessment, and more.

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.

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. Now 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. 

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.

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. 

 

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