Arizona’s Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines
Arizona’s Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines are part of a continuum of early learning guidelines which provide a framework for understanding and communicating a common set of developmentally appropriate expectations for young children, presented within a context of shared responsibility and accountability for helping young children meet these expectations. Specifically, these guidelines will describe expectations about what infants and toddlers should know (understand) and do (competencies and skills) across multiple domains of development during specific age ranges, as well as what adults can do to support children’s optimal learning and development. The document was developed with three goals in mind:
1. To help parents, families and other caregivers understand developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers.
2. To promote healthy child growth and development for infants and toddlers , both in their own homes or in high quality child care and education settings.
3. To promote the development of comprehensive and coordinated services which utilize the Infant Toddler Developmental Guidelines framework to benefit infants, toddlers and their families.