North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Construction of Knowledge: Thinking and Reasoning

Goal: Children demonstrate the ability to think about their own thinking: reasoning, taking perspectives, and making decisions

Skill Progression: Taking perspectives

Age: 48-54 Months

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Knows what to do to please others and takes steps to do so

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during group activities, both structured and unstructured.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Observe whether the child performs actions that indicate she knows what a peer wants. Does the child share, exchange, give to others?

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Having friends is important at this age. Obtaining and keeping friends requires understanding the friends’ feelings and desires.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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