Application of Learning Based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice on Playgroup Children's Cognitive and Social Development Activities

  • Syifa Fuada Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia


This study aims to describe the planning, implementation, assessment, obstacles and solutions made in the application of learning-based developmentally appropriate practice on the cognitive and social development activities of children in playgroup. The data sources are 7 children in play group, 3 educators, 1 headmaster and 7 parents of students. The findings of planning research in learning include three dimensions of DAP namely the age dimension of children with different stages of development, dimensions of learning characteristics of different children and the social and cultural dimensions of the surrounding environment and still refer to the national curriculum. The implementation of learning is oriented towards the development of children through real experience. Developmental assessments use observation, and developmental checklist. Obstacles are differences in parents' perception of calistung conception. Solutions with the strengthening of human resources through discussions, seminars, and workshops.