ERIC Number: ED403023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs. (Revised Edition).
Bredekamp, Sue, Ed.; Copple, Carol, Ed.
A tool for early childhood professionals, this book describes developmentally appropriate practices for adults providing care and education services to young children. Part 1 of the guide presents the position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs. Part 2 explores the early childhood teacher as decision maker. Discussions in this section include using knowledge of individual children and of social and cultural contexts to inform decision making, and resolving contradictions. Part 3 describes the vital development that takes place during the first 3 years of life and gives examples of appropriate and inappropriate practices for infants and toddlers. This part also includes a chart of developmental milestones of children from birth to age 3. Part 4 describes development and learning in children ages 3 through 5, and part 5 describes developmentally appropriate practice for 6- through 8-year-olds. These latter two sections also include examples of appropriate and inappropriate practices for their respective age groups. Contains 93 references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Guidelines, Individual Development, Infants, Position Papers, Preschool Children, Teacher Role, Toddlers
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1426; phone: 800-424-2460 (NAEYC Publication #234).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.