Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a framework designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development. Read the DAP position statement (in English, Spanish, or Mandarin), including supplements and summaries.
Created by NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center, this positon statment was created to guide educators in applying the principles of development and learning when considering the use of cutting-edge technologies and new media.
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct offers guidelines for responsible behavior and sets forth a common basis for resolving the principal ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and education.
NAEYCs first commitment is to the rights and interests of all children. Read NAEYC's Anti-Discrimination Position Statement (Revised, 2009), Anti-Discrimination Policy (1988; 1994), and Statement about Proposition 187 & NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct.
NAEYC Position Statements are adopted by the Governing Board to state the Association's position on issues related to early childhood education practice, policy, and/or professional development for which there are controversial or critical opinions