What You Need to Know about the 9 Principles of Development (Part 2)


Development, one of the things that make the inner philosophers in us come to life, is now being explained thoroughly and scientifically with the help of many psychologists and scientists who have thought of ways to explain it in a very simple manner. But is development really that simple?

In our last blog, we talked about the first 3 principles of development which are:

1.Early foundations are critical.
2.A child’s maturation and learning are vital to his or her development.
3.Development has definite and predictable patterns.

If you have not read the 1st part of this blog, we suggest you do so by going through our website at and you put this blog on hold.

Now, we continue listing the 9 principles of development as Step One Academy LLC, provider of early childhood education in Plainfield NJ, explain how complex development is.

4.All individuals are different.

In the 3rd principle of our list, we all have discussed that we can predict patterns of development in every human being but some scientists and researchers do not buy that principle mainly because it is not applicable to all of us. This is the reason why the 4th principle was made.

We all have heard one saying or two about how unique a person is and it is even backed up by science through our finger prints, our characteristics, and many more. In development, it is the same. Some individuals may develop faster while others may be slower.

Individuality is what we are always catering in our early childhood education in Plainfield NJ. An educational institution is the perfect place where you can find your own originality for it is a place full of diverse people with different background, culture and beliefs. The younger your child goes to school, the earlier he or she can learn the importance of individuality thus giving her the value to respect other people and themselves.

5.There are hazards in each phase of development.

If there is something good one can look forward to when they change a certain thing in their life, there are bound to be consequences. This is how we get to be acquainted with the yin yang symbol. In every good, there is always a speck of evil and in every evil, there is always good. It is like you can never see your shadow if there is no light.

When your child is in the womb, you would probably think that it is safe for them because he or she is inside of you and nothing can happen to them. But when you think about it, it means that whatever the mother does to her body, it would definitely affect the child. It is pretty much the same when your child starts to experience the world. It may be very exciting for you as parents but it would also bring worry as infants are very susceptible to diseases.

That is why it is important to prioritize the security of the child. In choosing a nanny or a school, you need to be picky and assess which school is best for them because in every phase of development, hazards are always there.

6.Stimulation helps bring about development.

Have you ever noticed the times when we do things more only because the adults reward us with a treat? This is similar to development. Teachers often draw stars or smiley faces on the works of their student whenever they performed remarkably on a project. This is to encourage the pupils to do the same or probably, exceed what was expected of them.

As a provider of early childhood education in Plainfield NJ, we see to it that each child will be willing and motivated to perform different tasks we lay out for them because we know children complete a certain assignment best when they are rewarded. Oftentimes, we ignore the reward system and go straightly to punishing our child but the best way to turn things according to what you think is right is to reinforce the behavior rather than to reduce it.

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