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 with Others

Goal: Children demonstrate the social and behavioral skills needed to successfully participate in groups.

Skill Progression: Social awareness and conscience

Age: 1-2 Months

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Focuses on faces and stares intently

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe face-to-face interaction with adult.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant stares at the parent’s eyes.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents understand how important face-to-face play and interaction is for building attachment and the basis for communication.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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