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, forming relationships, cooperating, and responding to the feelings of others.
Cognitive Development: The ability to gain 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.