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: 4-6 Months

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Becomes more active and excited while being dressed

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant being dressed after diapering.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation is needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant gets excited when naked. He is now able to turn over, so movement makes dressing more difficult.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Allow the child time to enjoy being naked. Move toys into various places around the child so he moves in different ways to access the toys.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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