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: 18-21 Months

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Seeks play with siblings, peers, or other familiar persons

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child with the parents during daily routines and with siblings, peers, or others.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Seeks out siblings in particular. Plays a distance away from the parent and in another room if with a sibling.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

The child is becoming more interested in observing, playing near, and imitating other children.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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