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: 24-27 Months

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Prefers play with peers to that of adults

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in group situations with adults and peers.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child chooses other children to play near or with, turning to the adult only for assistance.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Parents may begin to feel left out as children begin to become less dependent on them. Let parents know that this is a positive step toward independence and expanding the child’s social world.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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