North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Social Connections

Goal: Children recognize that they are members of different groups (e.g., family, preschool class, cultural groups).

Skill Progression: Recognize they are members of different groups

Age: 30-33 Months

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Demonstrates preferences for play partners

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in a group of same-aged peers.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child chooses to play with same sex peers and children who like the same toys.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

The child at this age recognizes those that are like her in size and preferences for play. She seeks out these children. Encourage parents to organize play dates with peers of the same age to encourage the child to learn to play with others.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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