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: Behavioral regulation

Age: 1-2 Months

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Responds positively to the quieting voice

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant when fussy (not crying too intensely) when held by an adult.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The quieting voice of the adult attracts the infant’s attention and calms her.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents understand how the child learns self-comforting first by learning how her parents comfort her. Encourage parents to watch and listen to the child’s responses to their various efforts to calm her.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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