Know the main stages of child and young person development
1.1 Describe the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years, to include: physical development, communication and intellectual development, social, emotional and behavioural development
Whatever years setting you work in, it is important to know that the development process is done in a holistic way. Each child will develop at different stages. Each child progresses at a slightly different rate when mastering the basic skills, however the attainment of certain developmental milestones follow a predictable pattern.
Physical development includes movement skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and eye hand co-ordination
Social and emotional development includes forming relationships, learning social skills, caring for others, self reliance, making decisions,
developing self confidence and dealing with emotions.
Intellectual development includes attention span, understanding information, reasoning, developing memory, logical thinking and
Language development includes understanding and acquiring language, developing vocabulary and body language
Years | Physical | Communication & Intellectual | Social | Emotional & Behavioural |
0-3yrs | * Watches hands * grasping * Cooing * Follows with eyes * Rolling over * Reaches for toys * Puts object in mouth * Moves toys from one hand to another * Sits up supported * Crawling * Rolls from back to front * Drops objects on purpose * Moves around furniture * Feeds with spoon * Scribbles * Walks unaided | * Cooing * Make eye contact * Babbling * Imitate and repeat sounds * Understands words ‘bye bye’ * First words may be made * Putting two words together * Enjoys stories and rhymes | * Smile * Laugh * Fears strangers * Plays peek-a-boo * Plays simple games such as Pat-a cake * Language is increasing * Imitates...