Your child’s time in our ECC is precious and short.  A quality early childhood education is as essential as a good home and balanced diet. We know that every child is an individual and develops at a different rate and as educators we respect that while continuously encouraging them to grow and flourish. The information below is a guideline only.  Please talk to us if you have any questions!

Developmental Milestones for Preschool CHildren 1 ½ – 2 years old years old

(18 to 24 months)

Social Emotional

  • Imitates the behavior of others
  • Temper tantrums
  • Shows affection
  • Explores with adult nearby
  • Wants increasing independence
  • Will be defiant at times
  • Separation anxiety


  • Listens to short stories with pictures
  • Points to at least one body part
  • Shows interest in dramatic play with doll or stuffed animal


  • Feed self with spoon, but a little bit messy
  • Can turn a knob to open a door
  • Drinks from a cup, maybe with spills


  • Says no and means it
  • Follow simple 1 step directions
  • Can point to a named object
  • Uses 2 word sentences
  • Points to show wants

Gross Motor

  • Runs
  • Walks up and down a few steps with support

Fine Motor

  • Pours and dumps items from containers
  • Helps dress and undress self
  • Scribbles on paper