Trying to maintain the attention of your students in an over stimulated society is challenging enough; teachers have to remember to create a DAP (developmentally appropriate) classroom atmosphere in order to keep the interest of every student, especially those with ADHD or Autism.
* Classroom colors should be calming
* Limit the amount of artwork/papers on the wall
* Be consistent with routines, allow noisy times & quiet times
~A lot of cool stuff in one classroom does not make it a better classroom~
Promoting language, cognitive, social and emotional growth through our feelings chart. Remember teachers, help your preschoolers use their words by identifying how they feel.
There are several different types of accreditation’s available for child care centers to obtain. Each one requires different guidelines to be followed and procedures to adhere by. NAEYC is the most recognized organization for accreditation but is not the only one.
For more information, check out this link…
“As NAEYC defines it, developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a framework of principles and guidelines for best practice in the care and education of young children, birth through age 8. It is grounded both in the research on how young children develop and learn and in what is known about education effectiveness. The principles and guidelines outline practice that promotes young children’s optimal learning and development”.
If your ever in doubt……ask NAEYC
Parents need to investigate the “daycare” of their choice before sending their precious bundle to class. Not all day cares are accredited, or a safe environment, nor do the teachers have proper child care education. Here is a helpful article to guide new-by parents (and some current parents) into making a wise child care choice.
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