Developmental Milestones

All HighReach Learning curriculum programs provide developmentally and age-appropriate activities and materials, developing essential school readiness skills through exploration, investigation, and of course, fun! While it is extremely important to understand that all children develop at their own rate, below are some typical milestones you can expect to occur during the first years of growth.


Development/ Emergent Literacy

  •Associates sounds with written words
•Identifies at least 10 letters of alphabet
•Writes name and familiar words


  •Can match, sort, and regroup items
•Makes comparisons between objects
•Understands over, under, behind, etc.

Learning About the World/Science

  •Participates in simple investigations
•Begins to predict results based on past experiences
•Collects, describes, and records information

Social & Emotional Development

  •Expresses growing confidence in abilities
•Increasing ability to compromise with others
•Greater knowledge of community

Approaches to Learning

  •Eager to learn about new ideas
•Maintains concentration despite distractions
•Increased ability to find more than one solution to a question or problem

Physical & Health Development

  •Throws, catches, and bounces balls
•Growing independence in personal hygiene
•Uses pencils, markers, and paintbrushes with increased control

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