North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Social Connections

Goal: Children demonstrate knowledge of relationships and roles within their own families, homes, and communities.

Skill Progression: Demonstrates knowledge of relationships and roles

Age: 30-33 Months

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Play may reflect sibling or parent-child relationships

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in dramatic play with other children.

Elicitation Strategy

“Let’s pretend to be a family. Who wants to be a mommy or daddy or sister or brother? What should we do?” Let the children establish the hierarchy and actions.

Behavior Observed

He will demonstrate what he knows about interactions with siblings. Children without siblings will demonstrate relationships with peers.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to observe and/ or participate in their children’s dramatic play to get insights into how they view roles in the family.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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