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Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


 

Summary:
What is DAP and how can we incorporate these ideas into a child care setting.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Early Childhood Education I
Strand 1 Standard 1

Identify and/or demonstrate DAP activities for young children.

Career Connections:

  • Anyone working with young children

Materials:
Power point projector Apple activity needs: paper apple, plastic apple, real apple with knife and cutting board. Seed planting activity needs: Paper cups, spoons, seeds, water (2 of each)

Background For Teachers:
Read "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs by Bredekamp and Copple (ISBN: 0-935989-79-X) published by NAEYC phone 866-623-9248 or e-mail: resource_sales@naeyc.org

Attachments

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Student Prior Knowledge:
A prerequisite class of Child Development is helpful in introducing some of these concepts.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to determine which activities and teacher behaviors are DAP.

Instructional Procedures:
Power point presentation with quiz at the end to be taken individually or as a group.

Attachments

  • DAP.ppt
    power point presentation on Developmentally Appropriate Practices with activities and quiz (28 slides).
  • DAP_lesson_plan.doc
    lesson plan with activities.

Assessment Plan:
Quiz to determine if student can decide if an activity or teacher behavior is DAP or DIP.

You can also copy and cut pages 123-135 of the book "Developmentally appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs" by Bredekamp & Copple. These pages have Appropriate and inappropriate behaviors and in pairs or small groups, students can determine which is which.

Educators:
Contact resources@uen.org using your education email address if you would like copies of the test / exam for this lesson plan. Be sure to include the Lesson Plan title in your email request.

Bibliography:
Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3-5 years) in Early Childhood Programs by Bredekamp and Copple. Purchase at any college book store.

Author:
WENDY CRAPO

Created Date :
Jun 16 2003 15:50 PM

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