Assignment week 1

Teachers cannot proactively and effectively plan for instruction unless they have a clear understanding of children’s typical developmental milestones and know what to expect of students at each age. Knowledge about typical developmental milestones is important for families as well so they know when their child is progressing normally or may need help in a specific area.

Select an age/grade, birth to Grade 3, and research 10 important early childhood milestones for that age/grade level. Create a 10-15 slide digital presentation that could be used to inform families during a family informational night.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • Two milestones for each of the following areas researched: Cognitive, linguistic, emotional, physical, and/or social.
  • A description of the milestones researched and the typical age range in which they usually occur.
  • A description of the warning signs a family member or professional should look for in deciding if there might be a developmental delay that could require further assistance or consultation with a doctor/specialist.
  • At least 3-5 technology resources for families that informs them of important developmental milestones and strategies to help their children meet these milestones.

Support your presentation with at least three scholarly resources.

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