Toddler and preschool teachers'' beliefs and perceptions about the use of developmentally appropriate practice.

This article describes a mixed-method study that examined the perceptions of toddler and preschool teachers regarding the early childhood approach known as developmentally appropriate practice. The intent  was to determine whether ECE teachers are overly influenced by k-12 curricular.


Toddler and preschool teachers were intervieved and observed to determine whether or not they were implementing developmentally appropriate practice in their classrooms. Results show that a disproportionate  number of these teachers believed in implementing a k-12 curricula approach. 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
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Journal Article
June Cade, Francis Wardle & Jan Otto
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Cogent Education
Cogent Education
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2021.2018908
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