Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 7 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
|Publisher:||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Sue Bredekamp is an early childhood education specialist from Washington, DC who serves as a consultant on developmentally appropriate practice, curriculum, teaching, and professional development for state and national organizations such as NAEYC, the Council for Professional Recognition, and Head Start. From 1981 to 1998, she was Director of Accreditation and Professional Development for NAEYC. She is the author of an introductory textbook Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation. Her doctorate is from the University of Maryland.
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Our purpose in this short book is to give readers a brief introduction to the basics of developmentally appropriate practice, with a focus on children ages 3, 4, and 5. The term developmentally appropriate practice, or DAP for short, captures a set of core ideas that inform the work of early childhood educators. To gain a thorough understanding of DAP and use it effectively in the classroom, there is much more to learn and think about than is covered ere. As the box on page ix, Where Did DAP Come From?, describes, we have detailed the principles and guidelines of developmentally appropriate practice more fully and for children from birth to age 8 in a larger volume (Copple & Bredekamp 2009).
Table of ContentsAbout This Book
What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
The Main Idea
Deciding What Is Developmentally Appropriate
How Young Children Learn and Develop
The Developmentally Appropriate Practitioner
Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice
1. Create a Caring Community of Learners
2. Teach to Enhance Development and Learning
3. Plan Appropriate Curriculum
4. Assess Children’s Development and Learning
5. Develop Reciprocal Relationships with Families
A Changing Picture: Children at 3, 4, and 5