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: 12-15 Months

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Participates with parent doing household routines (washing plastic dishes, wiping high chair table, etc.)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child with the parents during daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the parent to let the child help with tasks (give the child a wet sponge and plastic plate, help take clothing out of the dryer, etc.)

Behavior Observed

The child imitates the parent’s actions.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to let their child help with daily activities. This provides an opportunity to label objects and increase vocabulary. Interaction during the activity can help develop turn-taking and sharing skills. The infant is also learning self-help skills that will contribute to later independence.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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