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: 48-54 Months

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Maintains attention in group activities when interested

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe children in group activities in the classroom.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child is able to participate in groups for 30 minutes or more when interested in the activity (music, recess, dramatic play, etc.)

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children attend longer to activities allowing movement and talking or singing. Intersperse such activities between academic “work” or endeavors requiring sitting and focusing.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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