Reflections on Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Reflections on Developmentally Appropriate Practice

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Below are my reflections on the DAP.

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  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • • Developmentally Appropriate Practice guidelines do much highlights the need for educators to be sensitive and mindful of the cultural impact on children's learning. •The overall goal of DAP is to support excellence in early childhood education through decision-making based on knowledge about individual children.
  • DAP: Play Based Approach
  • •Child centered play based approach to educating young children appears to be the most successful and represents best-practice. •Play is an important vehicle for developing self-regulation and promoting language, cognition, and social competence.
  • DAP: Continuous Process
  • Through continuous professional development reviewing of curriculum, activities, and environment, assess whether or not what was offered truly is DAP.
  • Explore full DAP principles keeping in view of children's overall development
  • Guidelines for teaching
  • •Creating a caring and safe community of learners. • Enhance development and learning through teaching •Planning curriculum to achieve important goals • Assessing children's development and learning • Establishing reciprocal relationships with families
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