Developmentally appropriate practice is an instructional approach that uses curriculum and learning environments consistent with the child's development level. It uses more child-initiated learning by encouraging children to explore their interests through play. It also encourages family involvement. Age appropriate placement, on the other hand, is the placement of choice for all students with or without special needs that are within chronologically age-appropriate regular classrooms. Students with handicaps have the same environment as non-handicapped peers of similar age in order to improve the quality of interactions in those environments. Inclusive preschool classrooms are designed to meet the needs of each child. Classrooms are staffed by highly trained professionals in both child care and special education. In addition, the classroom physical environment supports all of the users. The children have all of their daily activities together and the children are seen as individuals and it is recognized that all children are on a continuum of development. I believe the "Best Program" depends upon the specific needs of the child. The developmentally appropriate curriculum should provide for all areas of a child's development; physical, emotional, social, linguistic, and cognitive.The curriculum should also build upon what children already know and are able to do to consolidate their learning and to foster their acquisition of new concepts and skills. Integrated settings have, in fact, been found to produce higher proportions, rates, and levels of social, cognitive, and linguistic skills in children with disabilities than segregated settings.