Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is all part of the development of your child.

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Early Childhood Education:  A Lot Happens When They’re Young

During your child’s early childhood development, a lot happens.  How much changes?  Well, here is an example of just what happens during the first year from the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnosota website:

“As babies grow, so do their skills. While not specific to your child, this education
sheet can help you know what skills your baby is likely to develop at what age.
Babies develop at their own rate, learning some skills much quicker than others.
Progress also starts and stops. As some skills are learned, your baby might go back
to an earlier stage in some other areas for a time. If you have any questions or concerns
about your baby’s development, talk with your doctor or nurse practitioner.
Gross motor skills
— skills that use large muscles (legs, arms,
trunk, and neck):
• 1 month: head bobs when held upright,
kicks feet when on back
• 2 months: lifts head briefly when placed
on tummy
• 3 months: lifts head 2 to 3 inches off
surface and pushes up with forearms
when placed on tummy
• 4 months: straightens legs when feet
touch a flat surface; when on tummy,
lifts head and chest off surface while
looking forward
• 5 months: rolls from tummy to back
(always supervise to avoid falls); pulls
self forward to sitting position when you
hold baby’s hands
• 6 months: sits briefly without support;
rolls from back to tummy
Remember: Infants should only be on their
tummies when they are awake. If your baby
falls asleep, turn him or her onto the back
for safe sleeping.
Fine motor skills
— skills that use small muscles (hands and
• 1 month: hands are in fists most of the
• 2 months: holds a rattle when placed in
their hand
• 3 months: reaches toward dangling
objects and people’s faces
• 4 months: holds and shakes rattle, plays
with and watches their own fingers
• 5 months: reaches for a toy with two
hands; uses whole hand to grasp a toy
• 6 months: passes a toy from one hand to
another: bangs toy on table.”


And that’s just the first year of childhood.  But there is much more that can help your child grow and develop, namely the right education.

How a Preschool in Gilbert AZ Can Help

A preschool in Gilbert, AZ can help your child to grow in other ways.  For example, children start to thrive in an environment where they learn from each other, and it isn’t always just sitting down and learning.

Surprisingly, playing can help your child develop social skills, establish connections and even help with their language skills.  That is something to look for in any preschool.

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1450 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 267-9427

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