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 demonstrate the ability to think about their own thinking: reasoning, taking perspectives, and making decisions

Skill Progression: Taking perspectives

Age: 1-2 Months

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Studies faces

Situations for Observation of Skill

Watch the child in face-to-face interactions.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child stares intently at faces.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Studying faces is the first step in discovering what others are looking at and how they feel.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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