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: 18-21 Months

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Follows single-step directions

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe natural interactions during daily routines and play.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to put an object in a specific spot (e.g., “Put your truck in the toy box.”) or ask the child to get something (e.g., “Go get your shoes.”)

Behavior Observed

The child follows simple commands that include familiar words.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents understand that the child at this level can participate in tasks. He can carry clothes from the dryer, take spoons to the table, etc. Giving the child simple little tasks builds the child confidence.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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