Ages and Stages

Taking a look at children by age and developmental stage from infancy through adolescence

Gaining a physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and contextual perspective by age and stage

Providing safety, security, and developmentally appropriate challenge for children at their age and developmental stage

Considering a developmental perspective to:

  • provide children with a supportive and nurturing “holding environment”
  • support children’s mastery of developmental tasks
  • help children learn and acquire positive values
  • facilitate self-confidence, self-esteem, autonomy, and interdependence as children grow