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: 36-42 Months

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Modifies language and interactions when playing with younger children

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in the classroom during daily activities.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

If it is a mixed-age classroom the child will interact with younger children with lower level language and expectations.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Explain to parents that children do best with classroom rules and expectations if they also have them at home. It is okay if the rules are different. Early childhood educators and parents should discuss with the child why home is different than school. Encourage play dates to build social skills.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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