Date of Award
Master of Arts in Child Development
Early childhood research literature has shown that develpmentally-appropriate practice (DAP) has a multitude of positive effects on young children's development including emotional, social, cognitive, and neurological benefits. When DAP is practiced by teachers, children are engaged in low stress learning activities, their social development is supported, and their classroom envirornment supports their cognitive and brain development. DAP provides an environment that supports all children academically.
Prothro, Rayna Kailynn, "Developmentally-appropriate practice in the classroom" (2012). Theses Digitization Project. 4024.