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: 30-33 Months

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Hugs familiar playmates to show affection or to comfort

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in interaction in indoor and outdoor play.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child shows caring and comforting emotions towards familiar peers.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help early childhood educators and parents to understand why they need to support the child’s positive interactions with peers. They can help the child lay the foundation for caring and empathy for others. Adults can point out how other children are feeling and encourage responsive reactions on the part of the child.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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