Developmentally Appropriate Practice ( Dap ) Is A Term Coined By National Association For The Education Of Young Children

829 Words Jul 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Position Paper
Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a term coined by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Developmentally appropriate practice is an approach to teaching grounded in the research children development and learning, what is individually appropriate, and what is culturally important. In this paper I will be debate regarding the standards movement and its relationship to developmentally appropriate practice by providing a description of the standards movement as is exists today as well as the main tenets of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and identifying and explain my position in regard to these approaches by compatible to successfully integrated including a specific activity plan or instructional strategy and articulating how tit reinforces the position I have taken in early childhood education.
Developmentally appropriate practice provides to meet young children where they are individual or groups that help to challenge and achievable learning goals. “Standards are not curriculum however, curriculum developers now design experiences, teaching strategies to help children achieve standards and vocabulary of the standards movement encompasses several related terms”. (Feeney 259) “Effective early learning standards are developed, reviewed, implemented and assessed through informed, inclusive processes through cultures languages, communities, and individual characteristic, abilities, and disabilities”. (NAEYC,…

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