Since the first edition in 1987, Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs
has been an essential resource for the early childhood field. Fully revised and expanded, the third edition comes with a supplementary CD containing readings on key topics, plus video examples showing developmentally appropriate practice in action.
Based on what the research says about development, learning, and effective practices, as well as what experience tells us about teaching intentionally, this book articulates the principles that should guide our decision making. Chapters describe children from birth through age 8 in detail, with extensive examples of appropriate practice for infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and primary levels.