North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Social Connections

Goal: Children recognize that they are members of different groups (e.g., family, preschool class, cultural groups).

Skill Progression: Recognize they are members of different groups

Age: 42-48 Months

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Participates in circle time for 15-20 minutes

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during the different classroom activities of the day.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult can play a simple board game with the child. During the game talk about the rules of the game and the rules at home, school, and other places. How are they the same? Different?

Behavior Observed

The child sits and listens in a large group, works with others in a small group, and works independently when that is the expectation.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to talk about how the expectations are different for different situation. Adults often don’t realize that the child is not intending to misbehave, he is just applying different rules that the situation demands in different settings.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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