North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Social Connections

Goal: Children identify and demonstrate acceptance of similarities and differences between themselves and others

Skill Progression: Identify and demonstrate acceptance of similarities and differences

Age: 10-12 Months

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Identification with the same gender (recognizes similarity)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant in interaction with other infants (at home or in child care).

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant observes other infants and approaches those of the same gender more frequently than infants of the opposite gender.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Infants have a sense of who is like them in some way and have an early preference for same-gender peers.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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