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My observation of children took place at two different locations the Holland College Child Development Centre which is located on the corner of Cumberland and Grafton and an in-home daycare located on Centennial Drive in Charlottetown At the Child Development Centre there were about 14 children in the area that I was observing half were boys and half girls They were between the ages of two and five I went to this centre twice to observe the first time was October 15 at 800 am for two hours and the second date was October 18 at 300 pm for two hours For my last two hours of observation I went to an in-home daycare on October 21 at 230 pm until 430 pm During this time there was another in-home babysitter with the children visiting from across the street In total there were nine girls ranging from one and a half to five years of age Physical Development Physical development is the genetic foundations of development the physical growth of all of the components of the body their functioning and careRice 586 During my observation I looked at five aspects of physical development they were physical growth motor development bladderbowel control nutrition and sleep When observing that children at the Child Development Centre and the in-home daycare I found that the boys and girls of the same age were about the same size but there were are height differences between the different ages The difference between the ages is due to the rapid growth spurts that occur though out early childhood As stated in the text children tend to follow the cephalocaudal principle they grow from the head to the feet This was noticeable with the children that I observed and I also noticed this with my own daughter because I always need to buy shirts that have a large neck opening so her head can fit through Motor development of the children varied
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