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 with Others

Goal: Children form relationships and interact positively with familiar adults who are consistent and responsive to their needs.

Skill Progression: Attachment

Age: 24-27 Months

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Actively participates in dressing and other activities of daily living with the adult

Situations for Observation of Skill

Watch the child in activities of daily living.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The greeting the adult gets after a separation is partially dependent on how hard the separation was initially and if the child had a difficult time during the separation. Anger toward the adult may be seen if the experience was uncomfortable for the child. On the other hand, the child may also greet the adult with excitement.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to allow children to do as much as possible independently. Provide the least amount of support possible and still enable children to be successful. Children will feel proud of what they can do by themselves.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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