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What does DAP stand for?

DAP stands for Developmentally Appropriate Practice

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Developers Assistance Program (IBM)
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Development Academy of the Philippines
Development Action Plan
Development Activity Panel
Development Assessment Panel (Australia)
Development Assistance Project (various locations)
Développement et Amélioration des Plantes (French: Development and Improvement of Plants)
Device Access Port
Device Application Program
Diagnostic Accreditation Program
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Diagnostic and Automation Program
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Dig A Pony (Beatles song)

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60 LB1140 Former teacher Bredekamp, an early childhood education consultant and author on curriculum, teaching, and professional development, helps beginning and experienced early childhood teachers learn effective and developmentally appropriate practices to work with young children.
This column contains a review of eight refereed publications that addressed the topic of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), as that is a topic presently being discussed widely both nationally and internationally.
Issues in developmentally appropriate practice and individual differences.
The courses include Providing for Children's Health and Safety, Promoting Good Nutrition, Providing an Environment for Learning, Applying Child Development Concepts, Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Developing Program Plans, Involving Parents and the Community, and Maintaining Record Keeping.
There has been some professional work designed around developmentally appropriate practices but the door is open for innovative work along these lines.
Among the constructs of diversity explored by the authors and included in the professional knowledge base for learning are developmentally appropriate practice and language development.
From the onset, literacy coaches and classroom teachers must share a common belief system regarding developmentally appropriate practice.
Principles of child development and learning that inform developmentally appropriate practice must be considered when designing digital environments for the very young.

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