As a parent, it is essential to keep your eyes open throughout your child’s early years of development. The reason for this is that the majority of brain development takes place during the first five years of a child’s life.

If developmental problems are identified quickly during this period, they can often be remedied. But if developmental problems go unnoticed during a child’s early years, it could have a negative impact on the child for the rest of his or her life.

To help ensure that your child, or a child under your care, is developing normally, you can view our SlideShare presentation to find out what the early warning signs are for developmental problems in the following key areas:

  • Language/speech
  • Vision
  • Movement (motor skills)
  • Social and emotional skills

(Keep in mind that these are only a few examples – there are many more warning signs relating to developmental problems in children. The aim of the SlideShare presentation is to increase awareness of the importance of early childhood development.)

If you are interested in learning more about childcare and early childhood development, you can:

Browse Childhood Development Courses

(These courses are all available via distance learning, which means you can complete them in your spare time from home.)

Some of the topics you would learn about include:

Caring for Children

Stimulating Childhood Development

Health and Safety for Childcare Workers

Childhood Nutrition