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Ages One-to-Three Months

Motor Development Milestones

  • Begins to lift head while lying on stomach
  • Muscle strength and control improving, early movements are large and jerky; gradually become smoother and more purposeful
  • Begins to and then completely relaxes fist, unfolds fingers
  • Waves hands in an open or semi-open position
  • Begins to raise head and upper body on arms when in a prone position
  • Upper body parts are more active: clasps hands above face, waves arms about, reaches for objects
  • May roll from front to back by turning head to one side and allowing trunk to follow; later infant may roll onto his/her side; eventually infant can roll from front to back to side at will

Cognitive Development Milestones

  • Begins to fixate on a moving object that is held 12 inches away from face, may track the object as it moves in a horizontal or vertical path, visual tracking gradually becomes more smooth and less segmented
  • Gazes in direction of moving objects after they disappear
  • Does not search for an object if it falls out of reach or a toy that might be hidden by a blanket, “Out of sight, out of mind”
  • Watches hands intently
  • Moves eyes from one object to another
  • Bats or hits at object closest to right or left hand with some degree of accuracy
  • Localizes the source of a sound
  • May attempt to keep toy in motion by repeating arm or leg movements
  • Begins to mouth objects

7 Domains of Learning

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Personal and Social Development

Children learn to develop healthy relationships with adults and their peers while cultivating a positive personal identity.
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Scientific Thinking

Children are taught to channel their natural curiosity to articulate questions and draw conclusions about the world around them.
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Mathematical Thinking

This discipline focuses on numbers and their relationships, in addition to the geometric concepts that explain spatial awareness.
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Language and Literacy

The basis of learning, this domain opens the door of communication through writing and drawing as well as grammar and comprehension.
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This sphere examines societal relationships based on social structures and the connections between people and their communities.
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The Arts

An exploration into visual arts, music, dance and theater, this domain celebrates distinctive expression of emotions and ideas.
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Physical Development and Health

Children are taught regard for health and nutrition in addition to the benefits of exercise to develop a strong mind and body.