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: 33-36 Months

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Puts on coat independently

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child when going outdoors with a coat.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child puts one sleeve in a coat and reaches back for the second sleeve and pulls it on.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Early childhood educators and parents can give children practice with different types of fasteners during everyday activities. For example, children can help with zip-lock plastic bags, potato chip bag clips, foil and plastic wrap, twist ties on wrappers, etc. All use different movements helpful for dressing.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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