Parents' Understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Education

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The intent of this study was to determine what understanding and knowledge parents had of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). The study examined whether the beliefs of parents who enrolled their children in a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program had any impact on their expectations for a philosophy and curriculum that is centered around DAP. In addition, the study examined whether parents' understanding of DAP changed when their children transitioned from infant and toddler programs, to preschool. The study group consisted of parents with children in two privately owned NAEYC accredited centers in 1998 (N=131). ... continued below

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Grebe, Julie M. May 1999.

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The intent of this study was to determine what understanding and knowledge parents had of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). The study examined whether the beliefs of parents who enrolled their children in a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program had any impact on their expectations for a philosophy and curriculum that is centered around DAP. In addition, the study examined whether parents' understanding of DAP changed when their children transitioned from infant and toddler programs, to preschool. The study group consisted of parents with children in two privately owned NAEYC accredited centers in 1998 (N=131). Results from parent reports indicated a high level of parent knowledge regarding DAP.

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Grebe, Julie M. Parents' Understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Education, thesis, May 1999; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2192/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .