Assignment 3: Promoting Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
The purpose of this assignment is to:
- Describe the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development that occurs in early childhood (ages 3 through 6). (CO3)
- Examine the role of play in the learning process of young children. (CO4)
Imagine you are a teacher in a preschool or childcare setting working with children 3 to 5 years old. You want to promote growth in each of the developmental domains: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. Using the Assignment 3: Promoting Development and Developmentally Appropriate Practice Template, choose five (5) activities for each domain, identify the materials that you will need for each activity, and describe how it promotes development (give your rationale for choosing the activity). Include at least one (1) reference that supports your rationale. Please be sure that each of your activities is developmentally appropriate for your target age. You will have 20 activities total for this assignment.
Citation and Reference Style Resources
American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
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