North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Learning About Feelings

Goal: Children recognize and respond to the needs and feelings of others.

Skill Progression: Recognizes and responds to needs and feelings of others

Age: 54-60 Months

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Compares and negotiates ideas with others in play

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in play with peers, particularly in socio-dramatic play or construction play with a joint goal.

Elicitation Strategy

Provide idea if needed for dramatic play (e.g., build an airport, go shopping, act out a favorite movie scene).

Behavior Observed

The child talks about his opinions about what is needed to accomplish the goal. He talks about benefits, feelings, etc.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Negotiation is an important skill. Help early childhood educators and parents model sharing ideas and negotiating over simple things, such as what to have for dinner, what activities to do that day, etc. The key thing is to compare ideas, then talk about advantages, then work together to choose or modify.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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