Definitions for "Developmentally appropriate practice"
The matching or gearing of the reading curriculum to children's developing abilities.
The manner in which children are provided opportunities to learn and practice newly acquired skills, offering challenges just beyond their present level of mastery and taking place in a setting where children are safe, valued and where physical and psychological needs are met.
child care that includes materials, activities, and staff expectations of children’s behavior that are appropriate for a child’s stage of development and that support the child’s development and learning.