The Readiness Profile
Integrated Milestones from Infancy to Adulthood
It’s been said there’s “no such thing as a parenting manual,” but Birth2Work’s Readiness Profile comes close! Although the often dreamed of manual is referenced in jest by parents everywhere at a loss for how to react to their children (i.e., “Why did my 5 year old wash the dog with peanut butter!?”), the Readiness Profile lays the entirety of your child’s development out in front of you, giving you some understanding and context for their eccentricities at every age.
The full color, multi-page Readiness Profile was created by the Birth2Work team to provide a big picture, full spectrum view of the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and life skills development that a child will go through from birth through 18 years old. Of course, all children develop at different rates, as no two children are alike in their capabilities, experiences, or development.
All children develop at different rates as no two children are alike in their capabilities, experiences, or development. The Readiness Profile provides a set of guidelines and milestones but is not medical advice. Rather, The Readiness Profile is a one-of-a-kind integration of research from multiple resources, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, The National Institutes of Health, The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, and others.
There are five categories of capabilities at every age:
1. Responsibility/Life Skills – Relative to accountability and responsibility for economic self-sufficiency, taking care of personal and other people’s property.
2. Social – Relating to or involving activities including speech, sharing, and interacting with other people including family, friends, acquaintances, classmates, and public official.s Demonstration of personal values.
4. Cognitive – Includes conscious mental activities including thinking, understanding, learning, memory, and concentration.
5. Physical – Body developments and movements associated growth, movement, skills