age specific exploration

It is important to understand child development milestones to ensure you child is on track. Explore & More has partnered with Help Me Grow of WNY to provide a bi-monthly program, Books, Balls and Blocks.

In addition to child development assessment programs, Explore & More play zones are designed with consideration of New York State Early Learning Guidelines.

books, balls and blocks

This program requires pre-registration but is free to the public through the generous support of the Health Foundation of Central and Western New York. Books, Balls and Blocks implements Ages and Stages Assessment then connects caregivers to resources in the community if needed.

NYS early learning guidelines

Click on the accompanying charts provided for each play zone to see an outline of guidelines by developmental age group for the following areas:

  • social and emotional development;
  • communication, language and literacy skills;
  • community and culture;
  • STEM;
  • Arts/Arts Appreciation;
  • and physical well-being, health and motor development.

Additionally, these charts identify the primary and secondary learning domains of each zone.