ERIC Number: ED283587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
Bredekamp, Sue, Ed.
A tool for early childhood professionals, this book describes developmentally appropriate practices for adults providing services to young children. Part 1 gives the position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through 8 years of age. Included is a statement of policies essential for achieving developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. Part 2 describes the vital development that takes place during the first 3 years of life and gives examples of appropriate care of infants and toddlers. This part also includes a chart of developmental milestones of children from birth to age 3 and a list of sources for more information about programs for infants and toddlers. Part 3 is designed for practitioners who care for infants or toddlers in group settings, describing appropriate and inappropriate practices. Part 4 provides NAEYC's position statement on developmentally appropriate practice in programs for 4- and 5-year-olds. (RH)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Guidelines, Individual Development, Infants, Position Papers, Preschool Children, Teacher Role, Toddlers
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-5786 (NAEYC Publication #224, $3.00. No shipping charge on pre-paid orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.