12-24 Months

Approaches to Learning
Toddlers become independent through exploration and understanding of their surroundings, as well as the development of problem-solving abilities.

Cognitive Development
As they begin to comprehend the world around them, toddlers begin to develop creative and critical thinking skills.

Language Development
Effective communication abilities are strengthened as toddlers begin to use sounds, expressions, body language, and finally, oral and written language, in addition to responding to and understanding others.

Physical Development
As they learn to coordinate and control gross and fine muscle movements, toddlers also build an understanding of health and safety concepts.

Social-Emotional Development
Here, toddlers develop an understanding of their own feelings and relationship with people like family, friends, and community members; they also increase their ability to interact with others and develop self-awareness.