North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Social Connections

Goal: Children demonstrate knowledge of relationships and roles within their own families, homes, and communities.

Skill Progression: Demonstrates knowledge of relationships and roles

Age: 2-4 Months

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Responds differently to various family members

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant interacting with the parent and other family members.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant will show increased physical movements and facial expression (smiling) for the parents and siblings. The infant will stare at and may smile at others.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Seeing other people besides family expands the infant’s world and introduces the idea of familiar and unfamiliar.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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