Early Childhood Development
Child Development Activities
While the parents are in class their children are in their own learning-enriched environment receiving age-appropriate child development services. In their classes, children learn basic skills (e.g., recognizing letters, sounds, numbers, colors, and shapes) to help them succeed in pre-kindergarten and beyond. The AVANCE child classroom provides instructional routines that are ideal to foster children’s social, cognitive, problem-solving, fine motor and bilingual skills.
Throughout the year, children are tested regularly for developmental progress using the nationally standardized DENVER II test. The test measures the children’s personal-social ability, motor skills, language, and communication skills. Parents are taught about this test and shown where their child should be at each developmental stage, then provided tools with which to support their child’s development. Referrals are made, as needed, for developmental delays.