North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Emotional and Social Development (ESD)

Subdomain: Learning About Feelings

Goal: Children identify, manage, and express their feelings.

Skill Progression: Self-control

Age: 1-2 Months

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Calms with holding, rocking, and adult talking softly

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant and adult during daily activities.

Elicitation Strategy

When the infant cries observe how she responds to the adult’s calming techniques.

Behavior Observed

Observe which strategies and how many strategies are needed for the child to calm.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents understand the importance of quick responsiveness to the infant’s distress. This teaches the child that her communications are effective. It also helps the infant learn she can trust the adult to meet her needs.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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