Document Type

Tip Sheet

Publisher

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

Publication Date

2014

Abstract/ Summary

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) describes an approach to education that guides early childhood professionals in their everyday practice. DAP comes from more than 75 years of research on child development and early learning. It gives early childhood professionals information from which to make decisions based on their knowledge of child development and what is known about how young children learn.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. (2011-2014). Growing ideas: Thoughtful teaching: Developmentally appropriate practice. Orono, ME.

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