North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Construction of Knowledge: Thinking and Reasoning

Goal: Children use their senses to construct knowledge about the world around them

Skill Progression: Constructs knowledge

Age: 1-2 Months

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Tracks objects and faces

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe natural interactions with parents.

Elicitation Strategy

Have parent hold the baby face up in front of his face. Once the baby is staring at him, have the parent slowly move his head from one side of the baby’s face to the other.

Behavior Observed

The baby’s eyes and head will move to keep the parent in sight.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage face-to-face play. The infant soon will recognize the parents’ faces and smile.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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