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Young Children
May 1, 2018

Engaging and Enriching: The Key to Developmentally Appropriate Academic Rigor

In this article, we describe the transformation of 17 kindergarten classrooms from didactic experiences for children to rigorous and developmentally appropriate student-centered learning environments.

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Authored by: Shannon Riley-Ayers, Alexandra Figueras-Daniel
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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.

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Authored by: Carol Copple , Sue Bredekamp, Derry Koralek, Kathy Charner
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice Position Statement

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.
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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.

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

This hour-long online module is designed as a refresher on classroom best practices for infant and toddler aged children based on the core considerations and guidelines of developmentally appropriate practice.
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DAP: Focus on Preschoolers

This hour-long online module is designed as a refresher on classroom best practices for preschool children based on the core considerations and guidelines of developmentally appropriate practice.
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