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Developmentally Appropriate Practice:

A New Understanding of Best Practices


June 29 – July 20, 2005


  1. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, Revised Edition (NAEYC) Sue Bredekamp and Carol Copple, Editors
  2. Young Investigators The Project Approach in the Early Years, Judy Harris Helm and Lilian Katz
  3. Theme Kits Made Easy, Leslie Silk Eslinger
  4. Helping Your Preschool Child, U.S. Department of Education Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs
  5. Teaching Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers and Child Care and Family Providers, Early Childhood-Head Start Task Force U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


  1. Young Children, July 2003 Creating Videotape about Hurricanes, Experiences in Project-Based Learning. Deborah Diffily
  2. Young Children, November 2000 Get the Elephant Out of the Room! We’re Finished with the Es! Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
  3. Young Children, May 2004 Teachers on Teaching I Spy a Community of Learners, Mary Meihaus
  4. Young Children, September 2004 Developmentally and Culturally Appropriate Practice in the Global Village, The Kenya Literacy Project, Maylan Dunn, Moses Mutuku and Randi Wolfe
  5. Young Children, September 1997 “What Do You Wonder?” Involving Children in Curriculum Planning Karen Cachevki Williams
  6. Young Children, July 2001 Discovering, Supporting, and Promoting Young Children’s Passions and Interests: One Teacher’s Reflections, Christine Ferguson
  7. Young Children, September 2000 Young Children Make Maps! Rosalyn Lenhoff and Lynn Huber
  8. Young Children, November 1999. In Praise of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Francis Wardle
  9. Young Children, November 2001 Initiation into Documentation: A Fishing Trip with Toddlers. Heather Gray
  10. Young Children, May 2005. Collaboration as a Foundation for the Project Approach in Family Child Care. Joan Youngquist with Carolyn Pope Edwards and Ruth Heaton.
  11. Young Children, September 1990 Excellent Early Education: A City in Italy Has It, Rebecca New
  12. Young Children, November 1993 Fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education, Lella Gandini
  13. South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines, February 2005 Draft Edition


http://www.project-approach.com - The Truck Project, Jennifer Heaton and The Ant Project, Bette Gibson