North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Health and Physical Development (HPD)

Subdomain: Self-Care

Goal: Children develop independence in caring for themselves and their environment.

Skill Progression: Dressing

Age: 24-27 Months

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Washes self at bath time

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe bath time or ask the adult about bath time habits.

Elicitation Strategy

Have the adult give the child a washcloth and soap during his bath. If this is not possible, interview the parent about whether the child can wash his own body.

Behavior Observed

The child knows body parts and reaches across the body and up and down the limbs to wash.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Many parents do all the bathing of the child. Encourage parents to let the child do as much as she can by herself, including washing and drying her own body. Pajamas are lightweight and typically easier to put on and off. Have child dress herself after her nightly bath.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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