Early childhood development is complex, but knowing about key developmental milestones and expectations can bring positive outcomes to families as they help nurture their child’s growth. Families will be better able to:
- Appreciate that all children are UNIQUE with their own strengths, interests, needs, and culture.
- TEACH children about themselves, others, and the world around them.
- Develop healthy
RELATIONSHIPSthat help children feel safe and secure, support their learning, and give them a sense of competence and confidence as learners.
- Make purposeful and intentional DECISIONS that will best support a young child’s ongoing development.
Knowing about development will support you by providing a point of reference for what a child should and should not be doing at each developmental phase. You’ll be more observant and mindful to see and appreciate your child as an individual and plan around their strengths, needs
Click here to access a developmental checklist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will help you to monitor your child’s development.