Physical Development: The ability for children to use their bodies and the process by which they acquire movement patterns and skills. Includes all motor skill development: sitting, standing, walking, eating, drawing, dressing, etc.
Social and Emotional Development: The ability to understand the feelings of others and control their own feelings and behaviors. Includes interacting with others, relationships, cooperating, and responding to others’ feelings.
Cognitive Development: The ability of gaining meaning and knowledge from experience, information, and thinking. Includes learning, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning, and remembering.
Speech and Language Development: The ability to speak and understand language. Includes speaking, using body language and gestures, communicating, and understanding what others say.