North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Learning to Communicate

Goal: Children participate in conversations with peers and adults in one-on-one, small, and larger group interactions.

Skill Progression: Participate in conversations with peers and adults

Age: 1-2 Months

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Smiles at familiar face

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant in face-to-face interaction with the parent and other familiar adult.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult talks to and smiles at the infant.

Behavior Observed

The infant looks at and smiles at the adult.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Emphasize the importance of face-to-face interaction and sharing of positive emotions. Children need to learn that parents can be counted on to make them feel content and safe.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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