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 express positive feelings about themselves and confidence in what they can do.

Skill Progression: Expresses and seeks out positive emotions about what they can do

Age: 30-33 Months

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Tells adult she wants to do things herself

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily activities.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child asserts her abilities and desire to do things.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

As children become more skilled and verbal, they begin to want more independence. Support parents in encouraging their child to do things independently, particularly activities of daily living. Talk about providing “least supports” and using low tech modifications for clothing, eating, etc.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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