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: 54-60 Months

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Attempts to please peers, make friends

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe children in group activities in the classroom.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child is nicer to friends than others in the classroom. She may show outward affection toward special friends.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children are learning about their strengths and weaknesses, seeking friends with similar interests, and working to please teachers. Their view of their family, neighborhood, community and the larger world has expanded. They are starting to think about what they want to do when they “grow up.”

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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