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What are Developmental Domains?

"Developmental Domains" are simply different areas of development. While names of these areas may differ slightly they can generally broken down into the following categories. Click on category to learn more about and find resources about each domain.  

Quality early childhood education settings provide for exploration and expression across all domains. This is achieved through intentional curriculum development. Intentional curriculum development starts with understanding what subject matters young children are naturally curious about and then supporting activities, books, materials, discussions intentionally to encourage exploration of those subject matters. 


Learn about the basics of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to understand more about why it's important for young children to have daily opportunities that promote healthy development across domains.


All children learn and understand uniquely.


Providing activities across all domains of development fosters children's healthy and holistic development.

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