Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Children in First, Second, and Third Grades
Edited and compiled just for teachers, this resource explains developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so teachers can apply DAP in their work with children in first, second, and third grades. Chapters include:
What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
A brief introduction to the main ideas of DAP
Teaching Children in First, Second, and Third Grades
Connecting DAP to excellent teaching
An Overview of Development in the Primary Grades
Overview of learning and development in first, second, and third grades
Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider
Examples of key DAP practices, as well as contrasting practices that are less likely to serve children well
Supporting Children’s Learning While Meeting Standards
Connecting the standards to DAP
Young Children Articles
Ten articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with children in first, second, and third grades
Publish Date: 2013
Carol E. Copple, PhD, is an early childhood consultant in Nashville, Tennessee. In her career, she has held numerous academic, research, and policy positions. From 1976–1980, Carol directed the early education program at the Educational Testing Service, where she worked with Carolyn Edwards. She was the director of publications and initiatives in educational practice at NAEYC from 1993–2010. [email protected]
Derry Koralek is president of DGK & Company, providing early childhood educational consulting to a variety of clients, including teachers and family child care providers. Previously, she served as editor in chief of Young Children and Teaching Young Children and also as Chief Publishing Officer at NAEYC.
Kathy Charner is editor in chief of NAEYC’s Books and Related Resources department, with responsibility for the content, management, publication, and general excellence of the books and brochures published by NAEYC. Before joining NAEYC, Kathy was editor in chief at Gryphon House for more than 20 years.
Sue Bredekamp, PhD, is an early childhood education consultant on developmentally appropriate practice, curriculum, teaching, and professional development.