North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Emotional and Social Development (ESD)

Subdomain: Developing a Sense of Self

Goal: Children demonstrate a positive sense of self-identify and self-awareness.

Skill Progression: Awareness of self through emotional expressions and verbalizations

Age: 21-24 Months

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Describes self and body parts

Situations for Observation of Skill

Watch child during bath time or during pretend bath time.

Elicitation Strategy

Talk about which body parts are dirty and which need to be washed.

Behavior Observed

Observe whether the child names body parts and correctly “washes” them. Understanding body parts indicates the child understand his various parts and relationship.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help parents understand how knowing body parts helps children understand themselves as a person. Parents can also point out how people are alike and different. During bath time, toileting, and mealtime parents can point out body parts and what they do.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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