Infants & Toddlers

Social/Emotional Development-To learn about self and others

Learns to:

  • Trust known, caring adults
  • Regulate own behavior
  • Manage own feelings
  • Respond to others’ feelings with growing empathy
  • Play with other children
  • Become a member of a group
  • Use personal care skills

Physical Development-To learn about moving

Learns to:

  • Demonstrate basic gross motor skills
  • Demonstrate basic fine motor skills

Cognitive Development-To learn about the World

  • Sustain attention
  • Understand how objects can be used
  • Show a beginning understanding of cause and effect
  • Show a beginning understanding that things can be grouped
  • Use problem-solving strategies
  • Engage in pretend play

Language Development-To learn about communicating

  • Develop receptive language
  • Develop expressive language
  • Participate in conversations
  • Enjoy books and being read to
  • Show an awareness of pictures and print
  • Experiment with drawing and writing

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos