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: Self-care

Age: 36-42 Months

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Brushes own hair with supervision

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily activities or interview the adult.

Elicitation Strategy

Provide a time after outdoor play or naptime for children to comb and brush their hair.

Behavior Observed

The child seeks a tissue and cares for runny nose issues independently.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children can do many classroom and home routines to build self-care skills. For example, children in the classroom can demonstrate or help each other do tasks, such as setting up for snack or lunch, cleaning up after activities, preparing for centers, and grooming after recess or naps.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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