State Standards vs. Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Write a two- to three-page paper in which you address one of the following scenarios:You are an elementary school principal who is committed to ensuring that students are taught in a developmentally appropriate environment. Not all of your kindergarten teachers understand how to use developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) to create such an environment. You are also tasked with introducing and enforcing the use of a new state-mandated, textbook-based reading curriculum to your kindergarten teachers. The curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. As a principal, your job is to show teachers how they can successfully integrate the textbook and standards-based curriculum into their kindergarten classroom while maintaining a developmentally appropriate program. You decide to write a short article introducing the new curriculum that you will ask all the teachers to read prior to your first meeting.
You are a parent who is committed to ensuring that your youngest child experiences a developmentally appropriate learning environment in kindergarten.

Your oldest two children learned to read in a kindergarten classroom that used developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and they are now excellent and enthusiastic readers. You have just learned that there is going to be a new state-mandated, textbook-based reading curriculum used in kindergarten next year. The curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards for English Language. You are concerned that the kindergarten teachers do not understand how to use developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) to teach reading. You decide to write a letter to the school principal using research and sharing some suggestions for how the kindergarten teachers can successfully integrate the textbook- and standards-based curriculum into their kindergarten classroom while maintaining a developmentally appropriate program.

Explain the purpose of the article/letter.

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