Back to the Basics: Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Preschoolers
About the Event
Preschool teachers work daily to support young children in their growth, development and learning. There are many strategies we can consider implementing as we strive to provide the most supportive learning environment as well as learning opportunities to help them succeed. We provide them with the tools they need as they grow into successful citizens within their classroom learning communities. In order for teachers to be effective facilitators of children’s learning, we must prepare ourselves to have knowledge of child development and learning, to understand the importance of getting to know each child’s strengths, interests, and needs, and to have knowledge of the social and cultural contexts in which children live. In this webinar, teachers will be able to recognize what Developmentally Appropriate Practices with Preschoolers are. Also, we will discover ways to incorporate Developmentally Appropriate Practice into the daily routine and learning environment.
By the end of this training, participants will:
1. Recognize DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) with preschoolers and the basic principles of development
2. Identify misunderstandings about Developmentally Appropriate Practice
3. Discover ways to incorporate Developmentally Appropriate Practice into our daily planning and learning environment
4. Recognize the Importance of partnering with parents
5. Discover how to reflect on our teaching practice to ensure alignment with DAP
Presenters: Ana Avalos-Atkinson and Jasmine Rhinehart, Quality and Education Coaching Specialists, Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
• Computer, tablet, or smartphone
• Internet Access
• For all smartphones, the GoToWebinar App must be downloaded
Attendance Policy: Participants missing more than 15 minutes of total training time will NOT receive a certificate of participation. Please be prepared to arrive on time and stay until the end of the training. Late participants will not receive credit for the training.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required. Participants who arrive 15 minutes late to this training will not be admitted. Participants MUST complete both the post test and training evaluation to receive a certificate of participation.
The ELC of Broward County's BELA shall not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, disability/handicap, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age in any aspect of training or professional development. The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County also reasonably accommodates individuals with disabilities/handicaps, and/or religious beliefs.
The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County has no proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material discussed during the learning event.