Focus on Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Equitable and Joyful Learning in Preschool
Focus on DAP: Equitable and Joyful Learning
Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch
Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn
Provides a deeper look at developmentally appropriate, equitable approaches to teaching preschool.
This book offers an accessible exploration of educator practice in preschool settings. Each section of the book includes a range of classroom examples that address key topics and highlight diverse settings and contributors. Readers peek into classrooms around the country to see how teachers make intentional decisions to provide equitable learning for each child, based on their community’s specific contexts (those of the children, families, teachers, school, and wider community). Showcases how educators support math learning, literacy development, and social and emotional development in playful, joyful environments based on specific learning goals and contexts. Provides a model of practices that educators can adapt and implement in their own classrooms.
Chapters address the six DAP guidelines and include the following:
● A brief overview of the guideline
● Articles from NAEYC’s periodicals and new content that showcase excellent practice related to the guideline
● Teacher self-reflections on equity and DAP