2 Developmentally Appropriate Practices Social and culturalAgeIndividual
3 Guidelines for Practice Creating a caring community of learnersTeaching to enhance development and learningConstructing appropriate curriculumAssessing children’s learning and developmentEstablishing reciprocal relationships with families
5 Teaching to Enhance Development and Learning Teachers respect, value and accept childrenTeachers get to know each child and establish positive relationships with familiesTeachers create intellectually challenging, responsive environmentTeachers make plans to enable children to attain key curriculum goals across disciplines
6 Teaching to Enhance Development and Learning Teachers foster children’s collaboration with peersTeachers develop, refine and use wide repertoire of teaching strategiesTeachers facilitate development of responsibility and self-regulation
7 Constructing Appropriate Curriculum Provides for all areas of developmentIncludes broad range of content areasBuilds on what children already knowCurriculum integrated across subject matter divisions to make connections
8 Constructing Appropriate Curriculum Promotes development of knowledge and understanding, processes and skillsSupports children’s home culture and languageCurriculum goals are realistic and attainable
9 Assessing Children’s Learning and Development Assessment is ongoing, strategic, and purposefulAssessment content reflects progress toward learning and developmental goalsAssessments are appropriate to age and experienceDecisions are based on multiple sources of information
10 Assessing Children’s Learning and Development Developmental assessments and observations used to identify children who have special learning or developmental needsAssessment recognize individual variationAssessment address what children can do independently and with assistance
11 Establishing reciprocal relationships with families Relationships require mutual respect, cooperation, shared responsibility, negotiationTeachers work in collaboration with familiesParents welcome in program, participate in decisionsTeachers acknowledge parents’ choices and goals, are respectful of parent preferences and concerns
12 Establishing reciprocal relationships with families Teachers and parents share knowledge of child and continue to communicateTeachers involve families for assessing and planningTeachers link families to social servicesTeachers share information as children move from one program to another
13 ActivityList concrete activities that you do in your programs to address your star point (guideline for practice).
14 ActivityIndividually or with a partner, please complete the DAP quiz!