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: 10-12 Months

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Obeys requests

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant when the adult is making requests: Give me… Where is…? Show me… Put it down.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult makes a request of the child as part of natural play and interactions.

Behavior Observed

The infant understands the adult’s request without gestures and follows through with “Get the…” “Give me…” (familiar object).

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents know that making a request of the child that the child fulfills is an opportunity to build the child’s confidence and reinforce his efforts. Encourage parents to talk to the child about how hard he is trying.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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