North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Developing a Sense of Self

Goal: Children express positive feelings about themselves and confidence in what they can do.

Skill Progression: Expresses and seeks out positive emotions about what they can do

Age: 10-12 Months

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Chooses toys and people that elicit positive emotions

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child’s choices when objects and toys are around him in various areas.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation is needed.

Behavior Observed

The child seeks out people and things that make him feel good. Watch the toys, objects, and actions the child chooses.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to spend time just watching the infants as he plays independently. They can learn much about the baby’s preferences and emerging skills.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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