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.

Two year olds

Development/ Emergent Literacy

  •Repeats words
•Takes turns in conversation
•Attempts to sing songs


  •Begins to understand quantity (more)
•Sorts by color, size, or shape
•Begins to understand sequence of daily routines

Learning About the World/Science

  •Describes what is seen
•Begins to understand cause and effect
•Classifies things that belong together

Social & Emotional Development

  •Calms down after being upset
•Becomes aware of other's feelings
•Engages in parallel play

Approaches to Learning

  •Asks "why" questions
•Uses objects as tools
•Attempts a task for a minute or two before asking for help

Physical & Health Development

  •Runs; can kick a ball
•Washes hands with assistance
•Demonstrates increasing balance


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