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Developmentally Appropriate Practice

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The DAP framework is grounded both in the research on child development and learning and in knowledge about educational effectiveness and promotes young children’s optimal learning and development.

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DAP Kindergarten Book
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Kindergartners

This resource explains DAP so teachers can apply it in their work with kindergartners. Includes articles from Young Children that provide examples of DAP.

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Authored by: Carol Copple , Derry Koralek, Kathy Charner, Sue Bredekamp
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers

Filled with information and inspiration for applying DAP in your work with preschoolers. Also includes articles from Young Children that provide examples of DAP.

Authored by

Authored by: Carol Copple , Sue Bredekamp, Derry Koralek, Kathy Charner
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Infants and Toddlers
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Infants and Toddlers

Filled with information and inspiration for applying DAP in your work with infants and toddlers. Also includes articles from Young Children that provide examples of DAP.

Authored by

Authored by: Carol Copple , Sue Bredekamp, Kathy Charner, Derry Koralek
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