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 recognize and respond to the needs and feelings of others.

Skill Progression: Recognizes and responds to needs and feelings of others

Age: 27-30 Months

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Differentiates self and own feelings from others

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during the daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

During snack ask about what different foods people like and dislike. While driving in the car ask about different peoples favorite colors, activities, songs, etc.

Behavior Observed

The child demonstrates that his opinions and feelings are different from others.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to help their child understand how different people think and feel by having different family members compare what they like and don’t like in different categories. This is a good dinnertime or car drive activity.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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