Unit 10 Task 1 Assessment Criteria 1.1, 1.2

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Unit 10 Supporting Children's Development

Children develop at their own individual pace. Developmental stages and sequences serve as guides for early years practitioners, parents/carers and other professionals involved in the education and care of young children today. Educational frameworks such as The Early Years Foundation Stage and The National Curriculum also include guidelines and expectations of attainment at specific ages.

Task 1 (Assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2)

The sequence of development is a process where an event is followed one after the other and achieves a level of succession with the series of changes or growth that a process undertakes normally to improve on that process. Leading to a matured state. In normal cases the sequence of development depends on previous events which had happened previously. Rate of development is a quantity of something in comparison with a unit of another thing.
Although they follow more or less the same pattern of rate of development. The importance of differences is the sequence of development. This mean that you must finish with one area of development before you move onto the next one. The rate of development is the pace that a child develops, these can be the pace within each sequence or the pace over all and goes to cover all the set areas or period in between or all together in the sequence. These principals run through all the areas of development from physical, social, intellectual and language no matter what the age of the child... If at all one is skipped or is slow it can be cause for concern and may lead to a child being given a special recommendation or having a special need in or outside the school.