North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Developing a Sense of Self

Goal: Children demonstrate a positive sense of self-identify and self-awareness.

Skill Progression: Awareness of self through emotional expressions and verbalizations

Age: 33-36 Months

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Knows own first and last name

Situations for Observation of Skill

Ask the child during an experience where stating your name is appropriate.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to draw a picture, or alternatively, the adult can draw a picture of the child. When done ask his first and last name so you can write it on the top of the paper, and this way the child will know it is his to keep.

Behavior Observed

Children at this level begin to understand that they not only have a first name, they have a last name too. This indicates a growing understanding of their place in a family.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Parents do not always talk about last names with young children. Help them understand that children can learn that they are part of a family and mothers and/or fathers share their last names. This enables children to see relationships among family members. If names are different parents need to explain this.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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