By: Chelsea Kimble
ECE 203: Intro to Cur & Inst for the Early Childhood Classroom (ACQ1239A)
Instructor: Jill Windes
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
There are many factors to be considered when striving to design developmentally appropriate activities for young children. So when you plan to do any kind of activity with a child you must consider as you prepare the activity.
Does the activity allow each child to participate at his or her own level?
Does the activity allow for flexibility, with no “right” or “wrong” outcome?
Does the activity encourage active learning through participation?
Does the activity allow for socialization and interaction with those around them
Does the activity enable children to learn through their senses?
Does the activity allow children to experience things “hands on”?
Does the activity give the children the right to make their own choices?
Does the activity foster children's positive feelings about themselves?
Does the activity all children to keep respect for individual differences and cultural diversity?
Does the activity offer ways of adaptivity if beneficial?
Does the activity acknowledge the physical needs of the children?
Does the activity reflect the goals and philosophy of the center? (http://123child.com ) You always want to be sure that you are teaching in accordance with the needs of the children, you also have to be sure that is is appropriate and meets all requirements and is in accordance with the regulations of the state. An activity that is well planned out and can be done with the above factors put into thought then you have prepared with accordance to the needs of the children. To ensure that your incorporating appropriate practice you need to be sure that you offer much needed space and furnishings, because children need to be able to move around, it must be well lit and is set at a comfortable temp for