Early childhood development is an incredible time of physical, cognitive, and social and emotional development. A child begins to develop and learn at a rapid pace starting at birth continuing into the beginning of adulthood.
Every child progresses at a different pace as the child learns to sit, stand, smile, move, think and form relationships with others. There are developmental skills each child should reach by a certain age, and these are known as developmental milestones.
Children grow and develop so quickly in the first five years of their lives that it is important to track where they are at developmentally.
These early years are the most important time to start building a strong foundation for children as they strive to reach their developmental milestones. Young children thrive when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning.