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: 10-12 Months

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Throws clothes in hamper with a prompt

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant with dirty clothes or diapers.

Elicitation Strategy

When a diaper is changed, the adult points to the dirty diaper receptacle or the dirty clothes hamper and asks the child to throw the dirty one in.

Behavior Observed

Children are beginning to learn routines associated with dressing and undressing. With a prompt of a point and verbal suggestion, the infant will drop items in the right place.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

The infant loves to do what the adult does. After several demonstrations she can do simple tasks. Encourage parents to let the child drop clothes in the washer, trash in the trashcan, pull tissues out of the box, etc. These little acts help children learn more complex sequences of self-care skills.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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