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Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8, Fourth Edition (Fully Revised and Updated)

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8, Fourth Edition (Fully Revised and Updated)

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Clear, Relevant, Evidence-Based Guidance to Support Early Childhood Educators

Developmentally appropriate practice is the foundation on which quality early learning is built. The fourth edition of this classic, influential text addresses developmentally appropriate practice within the context of the ever-changing and evolving world of early childhood education. With a strong focus on equity and teaching and supporting all children, it underscores the importance of social, cultural, and historical contexts of development.

Research Based

Based on what the research says about child development, how children learn, and effective practices--as well as what professional experience tells the field about intentional teaching--this book provides a thorough discussion of the core considerations, principles, and guidelines that inform educators' decision making. You'll find extensive examples of effective approaches for teaching children across the early childhood spectrum as well as specific examples for infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and children in the primary grades.

Even More Resources for Early Childhood Professionals

This edition provides a comprehensive approach to implementing practices that ensure all young children have access to high-quality early learning. New resources in the book and online support higher education faculty, K-3 leaders, and early childhood educators in extending their own and others' knowledge and application of developmentally appropriate practice.

For higher education faculty:

- Suggested activities, assignments, and reflections that correspond to specific content in the book, key areas of practice in NAEYC's position statement on developmentally appropriate practice, and the professional standards and competencies

- A test bank to create quick quizzes

For K-3 leaders:

- Considerations for incorporating developmentally appropriate practice into K-3 schools and programs, including those that provide pre-K, to foster children's joyful learning and maximize learning opportunities for all children

For early childhood educators:

- Tips and resources for engaging with content in the book, extending learning with additional resources, and collaborating with others in the early childhood learning community

Author: Naeyc
Publisher: National Association for the Education of You
Published: 11/30/2021
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 2.30lbs
Size: 10.70h x 8.30w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781938113956

About the Author
A range of early childhood experts will be key contributors including the following:

Volume editors

Susan Friedmanis senior director of publishing and professional learning at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In this role, she leads the content development work of NAEYC's books, periodicals, digital content, and professional learning teams. Early childhood educators rely on NAEYC's award-winning content to stay current on research and best practices they can implement in their classrooms. Susan has extensive prior experience in content programming as well as editorial oversight and production with many years of experience creating content on play, developmentally appropriate uses of media, and other topics for educators and families. She has presented at numerous educational conferences, including NAEYC's Professional Learning Institute and Annual Conference, the South by Southwest Education (SXSW EDU) Conference & Festival, and the School Superintendents Association's Early Learning Cohort. Susan began her career as a preschool teacher at City and Country School in New York City. She holds degrees from Vassar College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Brian L. Wright, PhD, is an associate professor and program coordinator of early childhood education in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Memphis. Dr. Wright is the author of the award-winning, bestselling book The Brilliance of Black Boys: Cultivating School Success in the Early Grades with contributions by Shelly L. Counsell.

Marie L. Masterson, PhD is Director of Quality Assessment at McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. She is a national speaker, child behavior expert, and consultant to state agencies, schools, childcare centers, and social service and parenting organizations.

Contributing editors

Barbara Willerwas previously NAEYC's senior advisor for Research and Policy. In this role, she coordinated NAEYC's efforts related to developing and revising the association's position statements, supported grant writing activities, and assisted in staffing the governing board. Prior to this role, she served 15 years as deputy executive director, facilitating NAEYC's efforts for standard-setting and accreditation for early childhood education programs serving young children as well as professional preparation programs in institutions of higher education. She has also served NAEYC as interim executive director (Summer 2013), public affairs director, and affiliate group/public policy director.

Sue Bredekamp, PhDis an early childhood education specialist from Washington, DC, who serves as a consultant on topics such as early literacy, curriculum, teaching, and professional development. From 1981-1998, she served as Director of Accreditation and Professional Development at NAEYC.

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