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: 4-6 Months

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Differentiates familiar and unfamiliar faces

Situations for Observation of Skill

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

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant will show animation with familiar family members. The infant will stare at strangers and then may smile.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Recognition of the parent is important for attachment. The child is differentiating the characteristics that she recognizes.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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