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Our Vision:

Every child in Washtenaw County enters school ready to succeed.

toddler-poutingBetween 24 and 36 months, your child will transition from the crib to a bed, begin toilet training, and have a vocabulary of around 900 words.

It is also the time when your child is beginning to realize that he or she is an independent person from you, and wants to express his or her free willlargely by opposing you.


In the next year your child will learn to:

  • Throw and kick a ball
  • Zip and unzip
  • Help put things away
  • Drink from a cup without spilling
  • Pull off and begin to put on clothing
  • Jump in place and walk on tiptoes
  • Call themself by their own name
  • Have a vocabulary of 900 words or more
  • Point and name their own body parts when asked
  • Use phrases and 3 to 5 word sentences
  • Initiate their own play activities
  • Want routines to always be the same
  • Observe other children at play and join in
  • Have a hard time sharing things

    If you have concerns about your child's development, contact Early On at 1-800-EarlyOn or 1-800-327-5966.

    Early Literacy

    Learning to read and write in school depends on the blending of many skillsskills that grow as children interact with and explore their world in the early years.

    There are many things you can do as a parent to encourage your child's development in reading and writing.

    First Steps Towards Reading & Writing

    Goodbye Diapers!

    At some point in the next year, your child will begin to use the toilet independantly.

    Many parents wonder if their child is ready. Baby Center has a checklist that can help you decide if you and your child are ready. The website also offers tips and ideas to make the transition smoothly.

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