Reflecting NAEYC’s commitment to periodically revising and updating its core position statements, we’ve worked hard to reflect the knowledge from research and practice that has emerged over the last decade since DAP was last revised.
As an outdoor educator and “nature elder,” Heather Taylor tells two stories that stretched her personal views of what it means to allow children to have the freedom to make their own choices as they study nature.
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
As China and other nations around the world move to incorporate DAP into their early education approach, NAEYC has developed customizable trainings to address the needs of ECE professionals from diverse backgrounds.