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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Helps set the table with prompting

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily activities or interview the adult.

Elicitation Strategy

Involve children in setting the table for snack and lunch.

Behavior Observed

The child sets the appropriate items on the table, but may need assistance with number and placement.

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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