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Course Catalog > DCF Child Care Training Part II = 10 Hrs > Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice   

In order to use this course to meet the Part II requirement, individuals must complete this course with one of the age-specific courses (Infant and Toddler, Preschool, or School Age Appropriate Practices) (5-hour: Online and Instructor-led) This course provides individuals with an overview of the concept of developmentally appropriate practice. Within the course, individuals will learn the definition of developmentally appropriate practice, why it is important, who it impacts, when it should be used, where it is seen in providing quality childcare, and how can the concept be implemented in a professional manner. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: * Define the three principle components of developmentally appropriate practice * Identify structural and process indicators of quality childcare * Create parent involvement strategies * Explain how children develop according to early childhood theorists as they related to the early learning developmental domains * Summarize the NAEYC guidelines for effective teaching practices