The early years of a child’s life are very important for their health and development. Healthy development means that children of all abilities, including those with special health care needs, can grow up where their social, emotional, and educational needs are being met. Having a safe and loving childcare environment and spending time with teachers and peers by playing, singing, reading, and talking are all very important. Proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep also can make a big difference.
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (for example, crawling and walking) at their own pace.
It is important for early childhood educators to know child development and when certain milestones are not occurring in children. This information is vital to get any concerns addressed by a proper specialist.
As an advocate for children, teachers should take child development training often to ensure they are up to date on the most recent studies and trends in early childhood development.
We here at H&H Child Care training offer numerous child development training to help you stay on top of each child’s milestones. Click here to visit our website and schedule your next class today!