Community Mennonite Early Learning Center

3215 West 162nd Street     Markham, Illinois     708-333-1232  |  info@cmelc.net

From the Director's Desk

Etheal Gore, Director

Developmental Milestones 0-1 Year

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye-bye" are called developmental milestone. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move like crawling, walking, or jumping.

In the first year, babies learn to focus their vision, reach out, explore, and learn about the things around them. Cognitive, or brain development means the learning process of memory, language, thinking, and reasoning. Learning language is more than making sounds (babble) or saying ma-ma and da-da. Listening, understanding, and knowing the names of people and things are all apart of language development. During this stage, babies also are developing bonds of love and trust with their parents and others as part of social and emotional development. The way parents cuddle, hold, and play with their baby will set the basis for how they will interact with them and others.

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DUE TO LOW ATTENDANCE CMELC WILL NOT HAVE A 5/6-YEAR OLD PROGRAM FOR THE 2014/15 SCHOOL YEAR