Child Development Center

Early Childhood Screenings and Intervention for

Sheridan and Johnson Counties

Call us: Sheridan 307-672-6610

Buffalo 307-684-9271

Office Location

Main Office

345 South Linden Avenue

Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

(307) 672-6610

(307) 674-5947 fax


Sheridan South Preschool

1881 S. Sheridan Avenue

Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

(307) 673-2700

(307) 673-2722 fax


Karen's Place

1 North DeSmet Avenue

Buffalo, Wyoming 82834

(307) 684-9271

(307) 684-0141 fax

Stages of Development

Development is a journey and there are many milestones to meet along the way. As your child grows and changes, achieving

developmental milestones will show you they’re on the right track. But always keep in mind that every child is different – kids learn and grow at their own pace, and that’s OK!

3-6 Months

  • Tries to reach for and grasp favorite toys
  • Puts hands in mouth
  •  Plays with toes
  •  Copies sounds
  • Rolls over from front to back

6-9 Months

  • Begins to sit without support
  • Babbles and makes sounds to communicate
  • Starts crawling
  • Smiles at their reflection in a mirror
  • Pulls up on furniture

0-6 Months

  • Smiles and coos
  • Recognizes faces, touch, and voices
  • Grips your finger
  • Will try to lift head when on tummy
  • Kicks legs energetically

9-12 Months

  • Plays games like peek-a-boo
  • Recognizes and points to objects
  • Says a few words like “mama” and “dada”
  • Walks holding onto furniture
  • Copies sounds and gestures

18-24 Months

  • Learns new words every day, may speak in two- word sentences
  • Plays and uses imagination
  • Uses a cup and a spoon
  • Walks up and down stairs with help
  • Jumps up and down

12-18 Months

  • Walks independently Builds towers
  • with blocks
  • Understands one-step commands
  • Looks and listens at the same time
  • Scribbles with a crayon

3-4 Years

  • Walks up stairs independently with alternating feet
  • Can pedal a tricycle Asks “why” questions
  • Cuts out shapes with scissors
  • Plays cooperatively with friends

4-5 Years

  • Tries to solve problems
  • Participates in associative play
  • Begins drawing recognizable pictures
  • Uses one hand dominantly
  • Dresses and undresses without help

2-3 Years

  • Opens and closes things to see how they work
  • Runs without falling
  • Can turn a page in a book one at a time
  • Speaks in 2-3-word phrases
  • States their own name

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