Early Childhood Growth and Development
Ever wonder if your child is on track developmentally?
FREE screenings are available through the Park County Re-2 School District. Call Carla Scholl at the Edith Teter Early Learning Center to schedule a free screening or for more info:
Birth to 6 months
- Picks up toy with one hand
- Reacts to voices
- Coos & laughs
- rolls over
- Reaches for a familiar caregiver
- Begins to sit alone without support
- Picks up object with thumb and finger
- Responds to name
- Walks around furniture or crib while holding on
- Says Ma-ma or Da-da
- Wants a special doll or blanket in bed
- Feeds self with spoon
- Stacks two or more blocks
- Asks for food or drink with words
18 months-2 years
- Greet people by saying "Hi"
- Walks up and down stairs alone
- Turns pages of a board book one at a time
- Uses at least 10 words
2 years-2 1/2 years
- Opens doors by turning the knob
- Kicks a ball
- Points to things when they are named
- Talks in 2-3 word phrases
2 1/2 years-3 years old
- Dresses self with help
- Washes and dries hands
- Walks up and down stairs with one foot per step
- Cuts with small scissors
- Understands four prepositions-on, under, in, beside
3 years-3 1/2 years
- Plays cooperatively with another child
- Toilet training
- Draws or copies a complete circle
- Combines sentences with the words "and," "or," or "but"
3 1/2 years - 4 years
- Tell stories
- Would rather play with other children than by themselves
- Play cooperatively with others
- Dresses and undresses without help except shoelaces, buttons and zippers.
4 years - 4 1/2 years
- Buttons one or more buttons
- Draws recognizable pictures
- follows a series of three simple instructions
4 1/2 years - 5 years
- Show leadership among other children
- Goes to the toilet without adult help
- Swings on swing, pumping by self
- Writes first name
Questions to ask your child’s doctor:
Is my child’s development on track for his or her age?
How can I track my child’s development?
What should I do if I’m worried about my child’s progress?
Where can I get more information?