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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Children’s Social Competence Checklist
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Lista de verificación de la competencia social de niños
Polish Version: Lista społecznych umiejętności dziecka
Korean Version: 유아의 사회적 능력 체크리스트
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Child Assessment
Child Development
Social Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Goals: 30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
32. Demonstrate decision-making skills and behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.
Learning Standards: 30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
30.B. Recognize own uniqueness and personal qualities.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
32.A. Begin to consider ethical, safety, and societal factors in making decisions.
Benchmarks: 30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
30.A.ECd. Begin to understand and follow rules.
30.B.ECa. Describe self using several basic characteristics.
30.C.ECc. Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.
31.A.ECa. Show empathy, sympathy, and caring for others.
31.A.ECc. Interact easily with familiar adults.
31.B.ECa. Interact verbally and nonverbally with other children.
32.A.ECb. Follow rules and make good choices about behavior.