Course Description

Developmentally Appropriate Practices introduces concepts of developmentally appropriate practice and the importance of Play. Provides an overview of and experience with the knowledge and skills necessary for working with children birth through age eight, including children with special needs.

To include 16 workshops in four units:
1) Environment Principles, Infant & Toddler Environments, Preschool & Primary Environments & The Learning Environment Unit Capstone
2) Health, Safety, Nutrition & Health, Safety, and Nutrition Unit Capstone
3) What is Play?, Play and Curriculum, Curriculum Planning & Play and Curriculum Unit Capstone
4) Guidance Foundations, Peaceful Conflict Resolution, Guidance Through the Ages, & Relationships and Guidance Unit Capstone


  • For Hawai'i Island (Big Island) residents only, this course is free and paid through a grant requiring the participant to commit to the full series at the time of registration.  That means participants must attend all 16 workshops. Check the Apply a Discount box during checkout and enter Coupon Code HIPACE23 for 100% tuition waiver.
  • For residents outside Hawai'i Island (Big Island), the cost is $30 per workshop and can be taken on a per workshop basis or as a full series of 16 workshops for $480.  Contact our office at (808) 934-2700 or edvance@hawaii.edu to make arrangements for individual workshops.  Non-Hawaii Island residents who enroll for the course using the Coupon Code will be contacted to complete self-payment by the first day of classes or be dropped from the course.
  • Participants need not be college students to register; however when converting PACE workshops to credit courses, the University of Hawai'i System application is required.
  • Workshops are 3 hour sessions, 6:00-9:00pm via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.  Participants are required to attend each video session registered for.
  • Participants are expected to stay for the full workshop.  Late attendance or absence will impact receiving the certificate of completion for each workshop. Participants who miss a workshop are responsible for completing the missing workshop at their own expense, provided workshops are available for retaking.
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