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: 48-54 Months

You may choose a different domain, go back, or click on a skill below for more information.

Monitors the emotional state of a group and children within the group

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe children in group activities in the classroom.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child will watch other children and react to their emotions, getting excited when others are excited. She may also assume a role of comforter or helper when a peer is upset or frustrated.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children attend longer to activities allowing movement and talking or singing. Intersperse such activities between academic “work” or endeavors requiring sitting and focusing.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

©2015 by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit