Thursday, January 20, 2011

Developmental Milestones

At Wilmington Montessori School, the support we offer our families and community is central to our educational vision. This support takes a variety of shapes and avenues including articles of interest or relevance to child health and safety. With that in mind, I recently came across Mayo Clinic’s child development chart for preschool milestones. The following chart is a quick-glance overview of the language, social, cognitive, and physical skills for 2-5 year old children. As you observe in your child’s classroom, take a moment to observe the many ways WMS teachers support your child’s development in each of these areas.
Child development chart: Preschool milestones by Mayo Clinic staff
Every child grows and develops at his or her own pace. Still, child development tends to follow a fairly predictable path. Check out this child development chart for milestones from ages 2 to 5. If your child's development seems to be lagging behind in certain areas, share your concerns with your child's doctor.