Developmentally Appropriate Practice

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Thoughtful and comprehensive, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 4/E, is designed to meet the needs of new early childhood students as well as experienced teachers, professionals, and parents. It provides an overview of the concepts and theoretical foundations of developmental practices and discusses the practical implications for teachers and caregivers. This edition, thoroughly revised to reflect the new NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (third edition, 2009), also includes new content on aligning early childhood teaching practices with national education standards in addition to many new student-oriented features and applications. Section I explores developmentally appropriate practice, including an in-depth section on the theory and research of play as well as discussion of early learning standards in curriculum development. Students also learn how well-known curriculum approaches fit into the principles of developmentally appropriate practice. Subsequent comprehensive sections, which discuss the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive/language domains, individually address appropriate practice for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children.

Table of Contents

Defining Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Defining Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Understanding Play: Its Importance in Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Planning for Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
A Consideration of Various Curriculum Models
Developmentally Appropriate Physical Environments
For Infants
For Toddlers
For Preschoolers
For Primary-Aged Children
Developmentally Appropriate Social/Emotional Environments
For Infants
For Toddlers
For Preschoolers
For Primary-Aged Children
Developmentally Appropriate Cognitive/Language/Literacy Environments
For Infants
For Toddlers
For Preschoolers
For Primary Aged
Steps Towards More Developmentally Appropriate Practice (Online)
Helping Teachers Change To More Appropriate Practice
Helping Families and Communities
Understand Developmentally Appropriate Practice
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