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: Eating/drinking

Age: 27-30 Months

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Eats the same foods as the rest of the family

Situations for Observation of Skill

Interview the adult about mealtime. Observe the child at lunch or during a snack or meal with a variety of different items.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the parent about what the child eats when eating with the whole family.

Behavior Observed

The child enjoys eating with the family.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children feel more a part of the family when they share the same activities, eat the same food, and use the same utensils.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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