For this assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of how planned activities can support children’s
Early childhood teachers must understand young children’s development across multiple domains
and use that knowledge to plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences. For this
assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of how planned activities can support children’s
learning across the four developmental domains: Social/Emotional, Language/Communication,
Cognitive, and Movement/Physical.
1) Your first step is to visit this CDC webpage Developmental Milestones, to view the multimedia
resources that illustrate the developmental stages of children from 2 months to 5 years. Spend time
familiarizing yourself with the typical characteristics of children at each stage of development. Followup at-home activity
2) Choose one age category: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, or 5 years.
3) Select the CDC Developmental Milestone Checklist below and read the milestones for your chosen
• Milestone Checklist: Your Child at 6 Months
• Milestone Checklist: Your Child at 1 Year
• Milestone Checklist: Your Child at 2 Years
• Milestone Checklist: Your Child at 3 Years
• Milestone Checklist: Your Child at 4 Years
• Milestone Checklist: Your Child at 5 Years
4) For each of the four developmental domains, select one milestone.
5) Complete the Developmental Domains, Milestones & Activities Template by filling in the age
level you chose, one milestone for each domain, and a brief two-three sentence description of an
activity that you would do to support that development milestone.
Here is an example of an activity for three-year-olds for the Movement/Physical domain. Please do
not use pedaling tricycles for this assignment; instead, choose a different milestone.
Developmental Milestone: pedaling a tricycle
Activity: Provide an opportunity for children to ride tricycles on a flat, safe surface during outdoor
play. Children can take turns, so while one tricycle would be sufficient, ideally, at least two or three
tricycles or similar pedal vehicles are available. If indoor space is available, children could also enjoy
riding tricycles inside.
Review the rubric on the next page.