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: 48-54 Months

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May participate in community structured group sports or activities

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in the classroom during different activities.

Elicitation Strategy

Talk to the child about what she does outside of school.

Behavior Observed

The child is beginning to want to be part of organized groups for sports, arts, etc.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children are members of different groups at home, school, and in the community. They are beginning to understand that their behavior and interactions may differ with different people and in different settings. For instance, play with Dad is different than play with Mom or sister or brother. Dress for church is different than dress for soccer, etc.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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