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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Opens and closes snaps and Velcro closures

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child putting on shirts or pants with snaps or Velcro when dressing.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Snaps frequently are not found on shirts, but may be on jeans or pants. Velcro may also be used as a closure on pants. Children use skills to either open or close two sides of a garment.

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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