DAP Series: Free Printable Cards


A child’s parent is their first and most important caregiver. From the moment a caregiver meets their child, whether that is through birth, adoption, fostering, or guardianship, parents use their instincts and experiences to guide their personal caregiving style. Caregivers’ perspectives are valuable and can be especially powerful in supporting children’s long-term success when paired with research and science on the way that children learn and develop.

That’s why Trying Together created the Developmentally Appropriate Parenting (DAP) Series to assist caregivers in creating high-quality early learning environments at the earliest stages of their child’s life. Through the Series, printable cards are available. Each card features information and resources on a specific early childhood topic.

Featured Part Topics

As of October 2021, Trying Together’s printable cards feature the following topics:

Additional topics will be added through 2022 as resources are finalized.

Download the Cards

The cards are available as a downloadable PDF. For more information about the Series, visit the About the Series page.


Image: A young boy stands beside a woman, sticking his hand inside of a box.

Series Navigation

The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series highlights several early childhood topics to support parents and caregivers who are caring for young children. Use the list below to navigate through each series topic:

Learn more about the series.

Request free printed materials from our Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series.


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