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Child Development

A general understanding of child development to helps you to provide developmentally appropriate activities, programs, services, and collections. It also helps you make sure you and the rest of your coworkers have realistic expectations for behavior.

Every child develops differently, but if you have a general idea of what to expect it can help make your services more effective and enjoyable. The milestones from the Centers for Disease Control is a great starting place.

For a deeper dive and some activities related to early childhood brain development, take a look at the resources from the Harvard Center for the Developing Child.