Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8, Fourth Edition (Fully Revised and Updated) (Paperback)
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice as defined by
NAEYC's Position Statement is the hallmark of early childhood education●
This book which expands on the position statement is one
of NAEYC's bestselling, core texts since the first edition in 1987. The
previous edition (third) came out in 2008 and sold over 208,000 copies.●
Fully revised to underscore the critical role social and
cultural contexts play in child development and learning●
This new fourth edition is the most extensive yet, fully
revised to align with the latest research on development, learning, and
Grounded in the revised NAEYC DAP position statement,
which has been updated based on insightful feedback from the early childhood
field, including members of the DAP/Diversity and Equity Workgroup and the
Early Learning Systems Committee●
Focuses on strengths-based teaching practices●
Features contributions from well-respected names in the
early childhood education field●
Includes additional resources to support faculty,
administrators, and global audiences.
About the Author
A range of early childhood experts will be key contributors including the following: NAEYC Volume Editor: Susan Friedman is senior director of publishing and content development at NAEYC. In this role, she leads the content development work of NAEYC's books and periodicals teams. Ms.Friedman is coeditor of Each and Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens. She has extensive prior experience creating content on play, developmentally appropriate uses of media, and other topics for educators and families. She 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. Volume Editors and Contributing Editors: Sue Bredekamp, PhD, is an early childhood education consultant on developmentally appropriate practice, curriculum, teaching, and professional development. She coedited NAEYC's 1986, 1997, and 2009 editions of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, and she developed and directed NAEYC's accreditation system for early childhood programs. Dr. Bredekamp is the author of an introductory teacher education textbook, Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, Third Edition (Pearson, 2016). Marie Masterson, PhD, is director of quality assessment at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. She is a licensed teacher, national speaker, and author of many books and articles that address research-based, practical skills for high-quality teaching, children's development and behavior in cultural contexts, family engagement, and family child care. Dr. Masterson provides content expertise and consultation to organizations and systems involved in quality improvement and leadership development. Barbara Willer, PhD, retired from NAEYC after 35 years of service and leadership. During her tenure, Dr. Willer led many substantive projects to further NAEYC's mission. The capstone efforts of her contributions to NAEYC and the field were leading the development of the position statements "Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education" (2019) and "Developmentally Appropriate Practice" (2020).Brian L. Wright, PhD, is associate professor and coordinator of the early childhood education program as well as coordinator of the middle school cohort of the African American Male Academy at the University of Memphis. Dr. Wright is author of The Brilliance of Black Boys: Cultivating School Success in the Early Grades, with contributions by Shelly L. Counsell, which won the National Association for Multicultural Education's 2018 Phillip C. Chinn Book Award.