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.READ MORE