10 Effective DAP Strategies: An effective teacher or family child care provider chooses a strategy to fit a particular situation. It’s important to consider what the children already know and can do and the learning goals for the specific situation. By remaining flexible and observant, we can determine which strategy may be most effective. Often, if one strategy doesn’t work, another will. Learn more at: http://www.naeyc.org/dap/10-effective-dap-teaching-strategies

10 Effective DAP Strategies: An effective teacher or family child care provider chooses a strategy to fit a particular situation.

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Super Size your Learning + Art Experiences for Young Children (via PreK+K Sharing) Fun ideas!

120+ age-appropriate ideas for children ages 1-4

Tons of fantastic ideas to keep little boys busy. I can get overwhelmed with all the ideas on here but this list is all I need. Ideas to keep little boys busy!

On Developmentally Appropriate Practice....And Why We Don't Push Kids Down the Stairs - Not Just Cute

On Developmentally Appropriate Practice.And Why We Don't Push Kids Down the Stairs. Why we shouldn't push kids to do things they are not ready for.

Emergent Curriculum: How does following an interest differ from a theme?     http://childhood101.com/2009/08/emergent-curriculum-how-does-following-an-interest-differ-from-a-theme/

How Does Following an Interest Differ From a Theme? Understanding Emergent Curriculum

With an Emergent Curriculum approach, the educator shares the driving seat with the child and the child’s words, actions, thoughts and play guide the learning curriculum.

What is Developmentally Appropriate Practice? This is a great answer.

What isn’t healthy is pushing a child to reach a milestone early to satisfy our own imposed standards, irrespective of the child’s actual de.

DAP: What Does It Mean To Use Developmentally Appropriate Practice?

DAP: “Developmentally appropriate practice refers to teaching decisions that vary with and adapt to the age, experience, interests, and abilities of individual children within a given age range.

Developmentally Appropriate Music

10 Carrot Music and The Wiggle Song by Miss Carole from Macaroni Soup at PreK + K Sharing

5 Guidelines for Effective Teaching:	   Through the decisions they make, excellent teachers translate the DAP framework into high-quality experiences for children. Such teaching is described in NAEYC’s position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice. These guidelines address five key aspects of the teacher's role.

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DAP resources

12 Principles of Child Development and Learning. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 ed.

Developmentally Appropriate Block Play | Education.com

Developmentally Appropriate Block Play

Darla The Teacher: What is the "Whole Child" The academic part of this can be difficult to do, but it is easier if you let the students in your classroom lead you. Their interest and anecdotal notes can provide you with all the information you need.

NAEYC's Young Children November 2013 magazine article ≈≈

Maximize Your Influence to Make Toddler Mornings Meaningful

NAEYC Standard Standard Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families Young Children November 2013 magazine article ≈≈

Developmentally Appropriate Gardening for Young Children

Gardening with kids - great article on the goals and benefits of children gardening

Common Core for ECE partly DIP

Early Childhood Standards of Common Core are Developmentally Inappropriate. American but still relevant to Canadians.

Have questions about Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers?  Contributing author Heather Biggar Tomlinson will respond to a selection of questions and comments this week. Submit one now!

Have questions about Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers? Contributing author Heather Biggar Tomlinson will respond to a selection of questions and comments this week. Submit one now!

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