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: 15-18 Months

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Unties shoes

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child dressing and undressing when going outside and coming back in.

Elicitation Strategy

Have the child untie shoes when returning inside.

Behavior Observed

Unties shoes by pulling one string.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Provide baby dolls for children to dress for practice. Add older siblings or adult’s shoes, hats, etc. in dramatic play for children to try to put on.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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