Mandated Curriculum vs. Developmentally Appropriate Practices

You are a parent who is concerned about the new state-mandated,

textbook-based curriculum for kindergarten, and you are writing a letter

to the school board in protest of this new policy. In your letter,

define DAP, describe the benefits of DAP, and explain why you feel the

use of a textbook-based curriculum may be inappropriate. Describe

potential negative effects of this curriculum and how it is

developmentally inappropriate to literacy development. Recommend an

alternative approach to developing literacy skills. In your letter, use

the kindergarten standards from your state and the guidelines for DAP

described in the course text as well as in NAEYC resources.


paper should be two to three pages in addition to the title page and

the reference page. Use at least one scholarly reference in addition to

your text. Your paper should also be formatted according to APA style