Developmentally Appropriate Practice Handbook

Title Page & Table of Contents

 

 

Implementing

Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP)

In the Preschool Environment

 

Joan Hayden, Early Childhood Curriculum Specialist and

Laura Hutton, Teacher Education Department Coordinator

with contributions by Kimberly Bell, Assistant Professor and JoAnn Kopp, Early Childhood Navigator

Harford Community College

 

January 2021

 

Licensed under Creative Commons 4.0 CC BY-NC

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Developmentally Appropriate Practice                                     

Chapter 2: Core Considerations for DAP                                                                              

Chapter 3: Characteristics of a Developmentally Appropriate Classroom                               

Chapter 4: Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum                                                           

Chapter 5: Developmentally Appropriate Environment                                                       

Chapter 6: Conclusion                                                                                                                        

Appendix: Developmentally Appropriate Practice Classroom Checklist                                    

References