June 2016, Washington, D.C.
Do you know what it takes to be an excellent teacher? What guidelines and strategies do you need to promote young children’s optimal learning and development? Today’s early childhood teachers face increased responsibility in making intentional instructional decisions. Explore what it takes to translate the developmentally appropriate practice framework into high-quality experiences for the children you teach.
August 2016, Washington, D.C.
Are you aware of the twelve principles and five guidelines of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)? Teachers are often encouraged to use DAP to make instructional decisions based on knowledge of children’s development, the unique strengths of individual children, and the social-cultural context in which each child lives. How prepared are you to provide your teaching staff with instructional leadership grounded in DAP?