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 confidence in abilities and persistence toward goals

Age: 12-15 Months

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Persists in accomplishing complex tasks with support from adult

Situations for Observation of Skill

Watch the child in play and in daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation is needed, but if a complex task is not observed naturally the adult can present a complex activity. Build with blocks, put shapes in a shape sorter, or play with an animal barn or other themed set.

Behavior Observed

The child persists in the complex task given adult support (i.e., follow the child’s lead, model actions, and comment on what he is doing.)

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help early childhood educators and parents understand that as children feel confident in their skills they need less external reinforcement.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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