I N F A N T 

Area's of Development

Language Development & Communication

  • Shows interest in listening to sounds.

  • Listens with interest to language of others.

  • Responds to verbal communication of others. 

  • Uses sounds, gestures, or actions to express needs and wants. 

  • Uses consistent sounds, gestures, or words to communicate. 

  • Shows interest in songs, rhymes, and stories. 

  • Demonstrates interest and involvement in books. 

Cognitive Development

  • Pays attention to people and objects.

  • Uses senses to explore people, objects and the environment.

  • Attends to colors, shapes, patterns, or pictures.

  • Shows ability to acquire and process new information.

  • Recognizes familiar people, places, and things.

  • Observes and imitates sounds, gestures, or behavior.

 

Social & Emotional Development

  • Engages in behaviors that build relationships with familiar adults.

  • Shows preference for familiar adults.

  • Responds to unfamiliar adults cautiously.

  • Seeks ways to find comfort in new situations.

  • Shows interest in and awareness of other children

  • Expresses feelings and emotions through facial expressions, sounds or gestures.

 

Physical & Motor Development

  • Moves body, arms, and legs with coordination.

  • Demonstrates large muscles balance, stability, control and coordination. 

  • Develops increasing ability to change positions and move body from place to place. 

  • Uses hands or feet to make contact with objects or people.

  • Show characteristics of healthy development. 

  • Responds when physical needs are met. 

  • Uses large muscles to hold their head up, roll over,  grab, sit up, and crawl.

 

T O D D L E R 

Area's of Development

Language Development & Communication

  • Responds to nonverbal communication of others.

  • Begins to understand gestures, words, questions, or routines.

  • Imitates sounds, gestures, or words.

  • Uses sounds, signs or words for a variety of purposes. 

  • Shows reciprocity in using language in simple conversations. 

  • Shows interest in photos, pictures, and drawings.

  • Begins to recognize and understand symbols.

Cognitive Development

  • Shows interest and curiosity in new people and objects.

  • Makes things happen and watches for results or repeats action.

  • Recalls and uses information in new situations.

  • Searches for missing or hidden objects.

  • Experiments with different uses for objects.

  • Shows imagination and creativity in solving problems. 

  • Uses a variety of strategies to solve problems.

  • Applies knowledge to new situations.

  • Uses objects in new ways or in pretend play.

  • Uses imitation or pretend play to express creativity and imagination.

 

Social & Emotional Development

  • Shows emotional connection and attachment to others.

  • Begins to show concern for others.

  • Learns social skills, and eventually words, for expressing feelings, needs and wants. 

  • Uses imitation or pretend play to learn new roles and relationships. 

  • Develops awareness of self as separate from others.

  • Shows confidence in increasing abilities.

  • Understands simple routines, rules or limitations.

Physical & Motor Development

  • Moves body with purpose to achieve a goal. 

  • Develops small muscle control and coordination. 

  • Coordinates eye and hand movements.

  • Uses different actions on objects.

  • Controls small muscles in hands when doing simple tasks. 

  • Expresses physical needs nonverbally and verbally.

  • Participates in physical care routines.

  • Begins to develop self-help skills.

  • Begins to understand safe and unsafe behaviors.

2 Year Old's 

Area's of Development

Language Development & Communication

  • Responds to nonverbal communication of others.

  • Begins to understand gestures, words, questions, or routines.

  • Imitates sounds, gestures, or words.

  • Uses sounds, signs or words for a variety of purposes. 

  • Shows reciprocity in using language in simple conversations. 

  • Shows interest in photos, pictures, and drawings.

  • Begins to recognize and understand symbols.

Cognitive Development

  • Shows interest and curiosity in new people and objects.

  • Makes things happen and watches for results or repeats action.

  • Recalls and uses information in new situations.

  • Searches for missing or hidden objects.

  • Experiments with different uses for objects.

  • Shows imagination and creativity in solving problems. 

  • Uses a variety of strategies to solve problems.

  • Applies knowledge to new situations.

  • Uses objects in new ways or in pretend play.

  • Uses imitation or pretend play to express creativity and imagination.

 

Social & Emotional Development

  • Shows emotional connection and attachment to others.

  • Begins to show concern for others.

  • Learns social skills, and eventually words, for expressing feelings, needs and wants. 

  • Uses imitation or pretend play to learn new roles and relationships. 

  • Develops awareness of self as separate from others.

  • Shows confidence in increasing abilities.

  • Understands simple routines, rules or limitations.

Physical & Motor Development

  • Moves body with purpose to achieve a goal. 

  • Develops small muscle control and coordination. 

  • Coordinates eye and hand movements.

  • Uses different actions on objects.

  • Controls small muscles in hands when doing simple tasks. 

  • Expresses physical needs nonverbally and verbally.

  • Participates in physical care routines.

  • Begins to develop self-help skills.

  • Begins to understand safe and unsafe behaviors.

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