North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Mathematical Thinking and Expression

Goal: Children compare, sort, group, organize and measure objects and create patterns in their everyday environment.

Skill Progression: Classifying

Age: 1-2 Months

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Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the parent and child in face-to-face interaction.

Elicitation Strategy

Have the parent hold the child in front of him and talk to the child.

Behavior Observed

The baby will look at the parent’s eyes, but also gaze at the hair and contours of the face.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents understand that one of the things the child is learning is pattern recognition. There is a different pattern to each face and each voice. One way the child comes to differentiate people is through recognition of these patterns.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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