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 recall information and use it for new situations and problems

Skill Progression: Recalls and uses information for problem solving

Age: 1-2 Months

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Stares longer at familiar faces than objects

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe infant in interaction with the parent in face-to-face interaction (8-10 inches) and sitting up examining objects held in front of her.

Elicitation Strategy

Elicitation not needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant is interested in both people and objects, but will stare longer and more intently at people’s faces.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents understand that forming an attachment to the parents is the child’s first developmental task. Spending frequent face time, talking, singing, smiling is important, as the child starts to remember the parent’s face and anticipate seeing them.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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