Development Appropriate Practices

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I think there are many reasons the teachers should understand the Development Appropriate Practices prior to implementing creative activities to young children in the classroom. A teacher’s role in the Developmentally Appropriate classroom is to create an environment that promotes learning. Also, they are a facilitator and enabler. According to Kostelnik (1992), "...developmentally appropriate classrooms are active ones in which both teachers and students learn from one another." From that view, the teacher must understand the three core components of DAP and what Development Appropriate Practice means so she/he can apply it in the classroom. The first reason that the teacher needs to learn about DAP prior to implementing creatives activities

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