September 6, 2018 Registration Open For Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) Lunch & Learn Join Trying Together and Remake Learning for a Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) Lunch & Learn. Be a part of the conversation on the ways in which we can support schools and educators implementing a suspension ban policy using DAP guidelines. In 2017 Pittsburgh Public Schools became the first school district in Pennsylvania to pass a ban on suspending students in kindergarten through second grade for minor, non-violent offenses. Philadelphia followed by expanding the district’s suspension ban from kindergarten to include first and second grade. What are effective ways to support schools and educators implementing a suspension ban policy? Conversation will review the policy background, current context, and the importance of a developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) in teaching young children and addressing behaviors. This session will be interactive and provide participants an opportunity to discuss challenges and share best practices on how we can use preventative and responsive strategies to create an environment that supports educators, families, and children in ways that are intentional, developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, gender responsive, and trauma informed. Additionally, we will exclusively release our latest white paper – “End Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsions: Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Policies for Addressing Behaviors in School Settings”- to attendees of the Lunch & Learn. To learn more about Developmentally Appropriate Practice, read the white paper “Advance Developmentally Appropriate Practice: How Young Children Learn”, and watch our corresponding webinar, which highlights the importance of play in a child’s learning and development of cognitive, social, and emotional skills. This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.