A child grows and develops. As parents, we do not always know
what to expect. For more information on growth and development please
visit the below websites.
There are free printable publications
available to parents, teachers and community members on growth and
development. Please visit the following websites:
Developmental Domains: http://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/358%20Developmental%20Domains.pdf
The Central Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)
is a resource center for families and professional who are concerned
about the growth and development of children from birth to five years of
age. If you have questions, please contact them at www.moboces.org/ecdc
Development of the Preschool Child
this section you will find a website link to developmental checklists
for children birth to five years of age. The checklists were developed
by the Early Childhood Direction Center. These checklists cover the
following developmental areas:
1. Speech - articulation and sound development
2. Receptive language - understanding language
3. Expressive language - using words to make sentences
4. Fine motor skills - writing, cutting, using eating utensils, manipulating objects, etc.
5. Gross motor skills - running, jumping, skipping, etc.
6. Social/emotional skills - how well children get along with peers and adults
Sensory processing - the ability of our brains to receive information
through our senses (touch, movement, body awareness, smell, taste,
vision and hearing) and use this information to respond to the
environment so we can feel comfortable and safe.