[R-0205] S2. Instructional Strategies

Citation: The University of Maine: Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. (2014). Thoughtful teaching: Developmentally appropriate practice. Tipsheet.  Retrieved from https://ccids.umaine.edu/resources/ec-growingideas/foundations/ [or enter “Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies: Thoughtful teaching: Developmentally appropriate practice” in your search window; click on Resources, then on Growing Ideas Tipsheets and Resources for Guiding Early Childhood Practices, and then on Foundations of Inclusive Early Care and Education].

Abstract: This tipsheet provides information for families, educators, and administrators that will help them understand the characteristics of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and how to use DAP to create successful learning environments for all young children.

Integration: The content in this tipsheet fits well with content presented in the early childhood courses, Child, Family, and Community; Child Development; Creative Activities; Curriculum Planning; Exploration Activities; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Language and Literacy Experiences; and Social and Emotional Development.

Content Focus: Access; Assessment; Child Development; Child, Family, and Community; Creative Activities; Curriculum Planning; Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP); Exploration Activities; Inclusion; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Language and Literacy Experiences; Physical Environment; Social and Emotional Development; Teaching Strategies

Notes: Have students use the Growing Ideas Into Action Handout (PDF) as they read and use this tipsheet. Additional information may be retrieved from Virtual Tool Kit: Thoughtful Teaching: Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Selected Resources: Thoughtful Teaching: Developmentally Appropriate Practice.