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Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Developmentally-appropriate practices refer to the methods and techniques used to support children's growth according to their developmental stage and abilities. They are based on the understanding that children learn best when they are engaged in activities that meet them where they are emotionally, physically and intellectually.

Developmentally-Appropriate Practices Considers The Following Factors:

  • Age of the child
  • Physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development
  • Cultural background
  • Individual needs and abilities

A Foundation For Learning

Developmentally appropriate education for preschoolers is crucial in laying a solid foundation for learning and development. Teachers and care providers create fun, engaging experiences that support every child's unique learning journey, setting them up for success in every aspect of their lives.

Each Child Develops At Their Own Pace 

Teachers and care providers are flexible in their approach and adapt their lessons to meet individual needs.

A Positive Learning Experience 

Our developmentally appropriate education helps ensure that children are engaged and motivated to learn. It also helps set them up for success as they continue their educational journey. By providing a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment, teachers set a strong foundation for future academic success.

Activities Are Hands-On And Interactive

Teachers and care providers use games, songs or stories to teach important concepts. Preschoolers also need plenty of opportunities for free play, exploration and discovery.

Examples of Developmentally Appropriate Practices

There are several developmentally appropriate practices that are implemented in our childcare setting. 
Here are a few examples:

1. Engage In Play-Based Learning: 

Incorporate play-based learning activities that match the interests and abilities of the children.

3. Building Positive Relationships: 

We develop a positive and respectful relationship with the children, listen to their needs and respond appropriately. We show kindness, empathy, and respect toward them.

4. Communicating Effectively:

We use clear and simple language when communicating with children. We also use visual aids or props to help them understand concepts better.

5. Creating A Routine:

We have established a predictable routine that provides structure and consistency for the children. This routine includes periods of active play, rest time, meals, and quiet time.

Play-Based Learning

Play-based learning refers to allowing children to learn and develop through play. This approach to education emphasizes the importance of active engagement, exploration, and discovery. Play-based learning allows children to take control of their learning and build their understanding of the world around them. It can be used to teach children of all ages and abilities.

Play Based Learning Is Important

Play-based learning has numerous benefits for children's development, such as learning social skills, sharing, and collaborating with others. We strive to promote emotional development by giving children a safe and supportive environment to express their feelings and develop empathy. 

Play-based learning boosts cognitive and physical development, which leads to critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Children can develop at their own pace, explore their interests, and have fun. This approach also promotes a love for learning that can last a lifetime.


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