4-page research essay that includes two sections, Ethics in Child Care and Developmentally Appropriate Practice. The research essay is worth 200 points.
APA citation style must be used, for additional information see the Citation Guide in the research essay module. The research essay should include: a title page with your name, course name and the date. Each section should be properly labeled and have page numbers. The research essay should be double-spaced with one inch margins and a 12-point Times New Roman font should be used.
Section 1: Ethics in Child Care
In section one students will address two major focuses related to ethics and high quality child care. This section must be a minimum of 2 pages in length. In addition to the textbook students are required to use a minimum of 3 research journal articles and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment.
The Ethics in Child Care section should address the following questions:
(1) By focusing on the impact child care has on a child’s development why is high quality early care and education important? Make sure to include all developmental domains in your essay. (1 page)
(2) Why is the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment vital to providing high quality child care? (1 page)
Section 2: Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP)
In section two students will address two major focuses related to Developmentally Appropriate Practice. This section must be a minimum of 2 pages in length. To complete this sections students are required to use the following NAEYC resources:
Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8
DAP Core Considerations
Principles of Child Development
DAP teaching guidelines
DAP teaching strategies.
The Developmentally Appropriate Practice section should address the following question:
(1) Why is DAP important to early childhood education? (1 page)
(2). What must an early childhood education teachers know to create DAP learning environments in their classroom? (1 page)
All references must be cited using the APA citation style. Do not copy sources. Any idea that is not your own must be cited (even if you change the words in a sentence you must cite the source, as it is not your original idea). Be sure to closely follow the APA citation guide.