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 demonstrate a positive sense of self-identify and self-awareness.

Skill Progression: Awareness of self through emotional expressions and verbalizations

Age: 12-15 Months

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Uses names of family members

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe as family members come and go during daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

Play peek-a-boo with a sibling or friend. Start to call the person’s name to get her to come out. Change people and see if the child switches names.

Behavior Observed

The child calls the siblings name or approximation to get them to appear.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage the adults to have the child help call siblings or others to dinner, to the car to go out, etc. Explain that association of names with specific people helps the child learn individual characteristics of others.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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