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Click on the headings for the topics below to learn more information about the various stages of development and how your children learn.

Social-emotional development includes the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. Learn more about this domain and how its components interact.


Ages and Stages of Development

Depending upon the age of your child, his learning style and personality, your child will have different needs. The first five years are especially crucial for physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development.  Learn more about the stages and what children will need as they develop during this critical time.



The NAEYC publishes an award-winning, peer-reviewed journal that combines research and practice. The publication, Young Children, supports educational excellence and focuses on meeting the needs of all children, birth through third grade. They publish several free articles each month that are always very relevant.


Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development

A baby’s early experiences in relationships, whether at home or in an early education environment, set the stage for future brain functioning. Learn more about this and how early experiences and relationships impact future development.


Mathematical Structure and Error in Kindergarten

Learn more about how young children use patterns in language to make mathematical meaning through the stories of two children. This article shows how wrong answers can reveal children’s attention to mathematical structure.