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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Kindergartners

Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp, Derry Koralek, & Kathy Charner, eds.
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Bestseller! Edited and compiled just for kindergarten teachers, this resource explains developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so teachers can apply DAP in their work with kindergartners. Chapters include:

  • What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
    A brief introduction to the main ideas of DAP
  • Teaching in the Kindergarten Year
    Connecting DAP to excellent teaching
  • An Overview of Development  in the Kindergarten Year
    Overview of kindergartners’ learning and development
  • Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider
    Examples of key DAP practices, as well as contrasting practices that are less likely to serve children well
  • The Common Core State Standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices
    Connecting the standards to DAP
  • Young Children Articles
    Eight articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with kindergartners

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