developmentally appropriate care


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developmentally appropriate care

Care that suits the patient's stage of life by meeting his or her cognitive, emotional, and social needs.
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This case illustrates the importance of the CPS policy statement to provide developmentally appropriate care for youth as they move into an adult-oriented healthcare system.
This taboo-breaking criticism led to tougher standards for Head Start centers and an effort to give more than lip service to developmentally appropriate care for disadvantaged children.
Child Development Centers -- High-quality, affordable, developmentally appropriate care in a safe and nurturing environment where children of all abilities can learn with their peers and hone new skills.

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