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: 4-6 Months

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Distinguishes photos of family members from those of strangers

Situations for Observation of Skill

Show the infant pictures of family members (large enough and close enough for the infant to see).

Elicitation Strategy

Hold two pictures in front of the infant for her to examine.

Behavior Observed

The infant stares longer at the family member’s face.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Recognition of the family member is important for attachment. The child is differentiating the characteristics that she recognizes.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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