North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Social Connections

Goal: Children demonstrate knowledge of relationships and roles within their own families, homes, and communities.

Skill Progression: Demonstrates knowledge of relationships and roles

Age: 18-21 Months

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Imitation and turn taking increases with peers

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child with the parent and peers.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed for the play. When play is over have the parent tell the children it is time to clean up.

Behavior Observed

The child will observe the peer and imitate what the child is doing. (Conflicts may also arise over toys.) The child may also offer a toy and take turns.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

The child still needs the adult’s attention, but is able to go back-and-forth between toys and different people. The child is also expanding his understanding of roles. He is participating in chores and daily routines.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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