Books

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs.

  • Title : Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs.
  • Publisher : NAEYC
  • Authors :
    • COPPLE, C. AND BREDEKAMP S. (ED.)
  • Publish date : 2009
  • Number of pages : 352
  • Code : COPP40012
  • ISBN : 9781928896647

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs. Serving Children from Birth through Age 8

Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp (editors)

The book Developmentally Appropriate Practice has been an essential resource for the early childhood field since its first edition in 1987. This third edition is the most extensive yet, fully revised to align with the latest research on development, learning, and teaching effectiveness.

In this book, early childhood practitioners and students will find a wealth of information: 

NAEYC's official Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice

A chapter by Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp that makes clear the connection between DAP and excellent teaching, and challenges the field to think about developmentally appropriate practice with more openness and precision

Overviews of children's development and learning in four periods of life: the infant and toddler years, the preschool years, the kindergarten year, and the primary grades

Pages of specific examples for each age period describing key practices seen in high-quality early childhood settings (centers and school classrooms as well as family child care) - and, by contrast, practices that are less likely to serve children well

A CD of additional resource material will further support learning