|Skipping rope, hopping, running. Who knew having fun was a developmental milestone?|
Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence yet having a unique course for every child.
--Checking to make sure kids are developing appropriately within expected parameters.
This site offers information on developmental milestones, screening, and mental health guidelines.
CDC Child Development
--Children need a well balanced experience growing up.
This site offers several excellent resources to understand and enhance the full lives of growing children.Child Development Tracker
--The Common Core and Child Development.
This article examines the academic expectations of young children.
All Children Are Not the Same: Common Core Standards Fail to Keep Child Development in Mind
--Child Development: Middle and High School
Understood https://www.understood.org/en offers excellent resources to evaluate the development of students from K-12.
Developmental Milestones for Typical Middle-Schoolers
Developmental Milestones for Typical High-Schoolershttps://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/signs-symptoms/developmental-milestones/developmental-milestones-for-typical-high-schoolers
Please notice that medical, psychological/psychiatric, physical and education consideration are all included in child development. As educators, our expertise is education. However, we are responsible to recognize when students need the expertise of other professionals available to serve them.
--Piaget's Famous Stages of Development (Cognitive Learning)
This site lays out Piaget's well-known explanation of stages of learning.
Piaget Stages of Development
|Piaget in his beret.|