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.

Three year olds

Development/ Emergent Literacy

  •Answers simple questions about a story, rhyme, or song
•Communicates through scribbling
•Speaks in longer sentences


  •Can count to 10 and beyond
•Learns patterns and series of objects
•Knows written numbers represent quantity

Learning About the World/Science

  •Uses objects in a variety of ways
•Can notice differences in results
•Uses tools and measuring devices to explore

Social & Emotional Development

  •Eager to help with chores
•Begins to cooperate with others
•Increased ability to follow rules

Approaches to Learning

  •Makes independent choices
•Becomes more imaginative and inventive
•Participates in a wider variety of experiences

Physical & Health Development

  •Increased coordination to use scissors, hole punch
•Increasing strength and stamina
•Points to body parts on self when named


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