What are they even looking at? That's a super common question when we are talking about assessments. Today I will give you an overview of what are the categories - and tomorrow we will jump into some specifics.
Here's how the CDC explains the categories: How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.
Now remember, that doesn't mean a child wakes up on their birthday, is a new age, and has a new skill. We are looking at the flow of development.
You can see that's a range of abilities. It's not like the growth chart when they were babies and you were measuring how long are they, how much do they weigh and how round is that little head (or is it round, does it need a helmet).
You have already observed your child doing ALL of these categories - from learning to lift their head, to crawl and walk; from crying when they are hungry to saying "I want grapes"; to learning how to get into (or out of) any number of things and even run so fast when they see grandma and know something fun is in her purse.
Those are just some of examples of you have already done this, on a regular basis with your child. We will get into some things to look for specifically the rest of this week.
Until next time, take care of you!
Director of Over The Bay Pre-K