One of the many responsibilities of a program administrator includes serving as an instructional leader. As such, you are expected to both model and coach others in your program to ensure that their instructional strategies are developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive. As the educational leader, you have a unique opportunity to support each and every child in your program. Doing so will require an understanding of several important terms and laws.
To discover resources for advocating for children with disabilities, begin by watching this five-minute introductory video, Wrightslaw Provides Answers to your Questions.
In your initial post,
- Describe why the video above is an important resource for program administrators.
- Define and discuss the three dimensions of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) outlined in our text (Knowledge of child development and learning; knowing each child as an individual; and the community’s social and cultural context).
- Discuss the role of the program administrator in implementing DAP.