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Developmentally Appropriate Child Care Curriculum

When planning classroom curriculum for young children, it is important to factor in the wide spectrum of abilities and interests of children, as well as activities that are based on the way in which we know children learn. As more and more research becomes available on brain development, we, as early childhood professionals, respond by changing and evolving in how we work with children, and in our approaches to best assist them in reaching their full potentials – cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally. "Developmentally Appropriate Practice" is more about doing things better – not "right" or "wrong."

To assist you in your planning, the following are questions to assess how appropriate an activity may be...

Does the activity:

What You Will See In a Developmentally Appropriate Classroom

Learn More: Enroll in the online class: Developmentally Appropriate Practice