My School Age Child’s Development

My School Age Child’s Development

School Age Children’s Learning & Development

A lot of learning happens during the middle years, which is the time when your child is between 6 and 12 years old.  The links on this page provide information on your school age child’s development.

Helping Your Child’s Development

During their school age years, there are some specific ‘developmental tasks’ that are important for children to master.  As children develop in these areas, they become prepared to meet the challenges in the teenage years and beyond.  Click on each link below to learn more.

In the middle years, children are developing:

  • A positive self identity
  • The ability to use social skills effectively
  • Interests and skills in sport, cultural and recreation activities.  
  • The motivation to learn
Do you have concerns about your child’s development or learning?

As your child starts school and becomes more involved with friends & the community, they will learn a lot.  While children in the middle years continue to develop at their own pace, sometimes parents and/or caregivers have concerns about a child’s development or learning at school.

If you have concerns, you may want to talk to:

Your Family Doctor
Public Health Nurse
Your Child’s School
    • Talk to your child’s teacher and/or the school’s principal, vice principal or learning support teachers


You can learn about other services by clicking Concerns About My School Age Child’s Development

If you are looking for preschool or daycare for your child, click here