Teaching with a Purpose: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

Understanding the meaning and implication of developmentally appropriate practices in a classroom, as well as teacher/child interactions based on those practices is introduced. Effective characteristics of developmentally appropriate practices, the value of intentional teaching and strategies to use are also introduced.

Course Information As teachers in early childhood education, understanding the meaning and implication of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and the importance of having a classroom and interactions based around those practices is critical. Effective characteristics of developmentally appropriate practices, the value of intentional teaching, and strategies to use are introduced. This online course reviews the roles of room assignment, scheduling, curriculum, and assessment in providing an appropriate classroom environment for young children, birth through age 8. Funding for this 1-hour training course was provided by the Workforce Solutions as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.

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