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: 15-18 Months

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Uses words “mama” and “dada” and maybe names of family members

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child with family members during daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

Watch to see if the child uses names or approximations for parents and/or siblings.

Behavior Observed

The child uses terms for his parents and siblings and other frequently seen people.

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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