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: 36-42 Months

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Accepts the consequences of own actions

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child’s reaction when rewards or punishments are given out during the day (loss of privilege, removal from activity, removal of desired item, etc.).

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed. No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

When rewarded the child smiles and says thank you or seeks more reinforcement. When reproved or disciplined, the child frowns or demonstrates anger, but he will abide by the consequences.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

It is important for early childhood educators and parents to acknowledge children when they understand and accept the consequences of wrongdoing. Adults can comment, “I appreciate that you know what you did was wrong. I think that will help you think next time something like this occurs.”

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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