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    If your child is in Preschool you have probably heard of the term Developmentally Appropriate Practice, and you’ve probably been confused. The words academics, grades, common core, lectures, standardized testing, and other words used in formal school settings are very familiar to you by now, so why haven’t you heard of Developmentally Appropriate Practice? One reason is because this concept was first adopted in 1986 and was recently revised in 2006 (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009). Compared to other methods of teaching, which have been around forever, this approach is still in its infant years. Don’t let this fool you into thinking it’s a far-fetched idea. The people who created this new way of teaching conducted years of research on child development…

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    Developmentally Appropriate Practice is often referred as DAP and is used in the educational world. According to the (National Association for the Education of Young Children) NAEYC position statement DAP can be defined as followed (Copple, 2009): 1. DAP requires both meeting children where they are and enabling them to reach goals that are both challenging and achievable. 2. All teaching practices should be appropriate to children’s age and developmental status, attuned to then as unique…

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    Module 1- Developmentally Appropriate Practice Developmentally Appropriate Practice or (DAP) is defined as not a curriculum, but a framework that is designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and developmental skills. Developmentally Appropriate Practice is often misunderstood to be a packaged curriculum, but is it a way of approaching all curriculum’s offered to children in early childhood programs. Developmentally Appropriate Practice refers to providing an environment and offering…

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    child and where they are at developmentally. Application of Developmental Theory When it comes to language development, there are many concepts that need to be analyzed. For example, the child 's culture, home life, and the classroom environment. Not only is it the caregiver 's responsibility to facilitate development but it is also the parents responsibility. According to Essa & Burnham (2009), children learn best through experiences with help foster different domains of development such as…

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    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…

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    It also includes Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs and also Eric Erickson’s theory of development. This theory states that children go through eight different stages in their development and they will be ready for certain concepts at different times in their life because of their brain and psychosocial development. Therefore the early childhood teacher applying this theory must provide a variety of materials and developmentally appropriate choices for the children. Here learning through play…

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    The Physical Environment

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    The physical environment supports the Developmental Appropriate Practice Principals of, “all areas of development and learning are important” and “Play is an important vehicle for developing self-regulation and promoting language, cognition and social competence” ” (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2009). However it does not support the principal, “development and learning occur in and are influenced by multiple social and cultural contacts” (NAEYC, 2009). The physical…

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    put door play section states the play equipment should be age and developmentally appropriate. Indeed, all of the play equipment is age and developmentally appropriate. From the merry-go-rounds to the slides, the students are able to engage and play in a safe way. Next, the guidelines demand the environment should have sixty square feet for each child. This guideline is not active at the campus school. The playground is too small for all of the classes to play at once, in which they do. Also,…

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    Play Environment Analysis

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    Play: A Development Overview and Its Environment Thinking about the various theories that exist when discussing play can differ in many ways according to the theorist and their point of view. A brief summary will provide the examples of kinds of play in these theories and how they contribute to the developmentally appropriate practice of a child. Then we will determine the numerous influences that support the many impacts play has on early childhood learning and development. Next, give several…

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    Lesson Analysis Outline

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    access to the activity. Sometimes you simply need to adapt the materials or methods in order to make the activity accessible to all children in your care. Describe 2- 3 adaptations. The first example I will use is a child who is physically impaired, the way I would accommodate this activity for inclusion to occur will be to be very verbal and have him participate as part of the audience. Since this child is only physically impaired he/she is able to still speak and therefor can communicate with…

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