Child Development: About

big smile girlWhen adults understand child development, they realize that children learn and grow at different rates, have varying learning styles, and learn best in the context of families and communities.

This understanding of child development fosters the ability to have individual, age and culturally appropriate expectations for each child. When appropriate expectations are in place, adults can more intentionally provide experiences to address the needs of the whole child. Challenging but achievable goals can be identified so that children’s learning can be stretched without frustration and the joy of learning can be nurtured.


Updated 1/12/18