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Master’s of Developmental Milestones (MDM) Program

At the age of 3-4 years, we use the following developmentally appropriate guidelines for achieving educational and developmental milestones.  We use themed lesson plans, the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards (GELDS), and ECERS-3 to achieve the appropriate environment and the proper relationship between parents, preschooler, and teachers to maximize the child’s ability to achieve these milestones. 

Cognitive Skills


  • Shows curiosity and desire to learn

  • Uses planning in approaching a task

  • Finds more than one solution to a problem

  • Makes comparisons

  • Make believes with objects

  • Takes on a pretend role

  • One to one correspondence

  • Understands time, temperature, weather, and weight concepts

Language Skills

  • Recites days of the week

  • Follows directions

  • Uses words to communicate ideas and feelings

  • Participates in group discussions

  • Tells story in sequence

  • Demonstrates skills in discriminating sounds


Social/Emotional Skills


  • Shows independence in his/her choices

  • Shows affection to familiar adults by using words and actions

  • Recognizes and names the feelings of peers

  • Shows respect for peers personal space and belongings

Physical Development

  • Climbs up and down equipment without falling

  • Catches a ball or beanbag

  • Rides and steers a tricycle

  • Coordinates eye and hand movements

  • Uses scissors properly

  • Holds pencil/crayon properly

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