North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Emotional and Social Development (ESD)

Subdomain: Developing a Sense of Self

Goal: Children demonstrate a positive sense of self-identify and self-awareness.

Skill Progression: Awareness of self through actions

Age: 33-36 Months

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Chooses challenging tasks and shows final results

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during construction or art activities. Provide materials such as paper, markers, safety scissors, glue stick, stickers, etc.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation may be needed.

Behavior Observed

The child works diligently to create a complex product with blocks or art materials. She then seeks out an adult to show the final result.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Even homes that do not have many resources can find scrap paper, crayons, and fasteners. Boxes can be used for blocks. Encourage families to provide all types of materials for children to explore and combine in creative ways.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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