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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers

Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp, Derry Koralek, & Kathy Charner, eds.
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Teachers of preschoolers can use this resource to learn about developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so they can apply DAP in their work with preschoolers. Filled with information, practical ideas, and inspiration, this is a book that every preschool teacher will want! 

Chapters include:

  • What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
    Key messages of NAEYC’s position statement
  • To Be an Excellent Teacher
    Connecting DAP to excellent teaching
  • An Overview of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Preschool Years
    Overview of preschoolers’ 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
  • FAQs About Developmentally Appropriate Practice
    Responses to common questions 
  • Young Children Articles
    Seven articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with preschoolers

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