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Early childhood has developed rapidly throughout the years. Children transition throughout a lot of different periods and go through a lot of physical growth, but their brain is still developing as well. Cognitive abilities associated with memory, reasoning, problem solving, and thinking continue to emerge throughout childhood. However, children grow at their own rate and not at the same rate. Every child is different and completes difficult tasks at there own pace on different levels. Professionals are able to assess children and track their developmental progress by relying on different developmental theories. These theories are developed around specific milestones, which are significant benchmarks or events that allow professionals to comprehend and track children’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development progression. Jean Piaget comes to mind whenever childhood cognitive development is in play. One of

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