Developmental Milestones: Birth to Kindergarten
Read the scenario below to inform the assignment:
You are working in an early childhood program at your local daycare. One day you are approached by a mother who has a 6-month-old baby girl named Kaylee. The mother is concerned that she does not know how and when her baby should be developing. She is seeking your advice about developmental milestones that her child should experience from now until entering kindergarten and what she can do to assist her baby in reaching these milestones in the areas of nutrition, health, and safety.
Write a 750-1,000 word narrative informing the mother the different developmental milestones, including brain development, which her child should go through from ages 6 months to 5 years. Include guidance on how she can promote development successfully, especially focusing on the areas of nutrition, health, and safety.
In addition, include 3-5 resources for the mother that depict both typical and atypical development and help to explain how nutrition, health, and safety can promote healthy brain development, for future reference.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.