North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Health and Physical Development (HPD)

Subdomain: Motor Development

Goal: Children develop the large muscle control and abilities needed to move through and explore their environment.

Skill Progression: Locomotion: Crawling/walking/running

Age: 24-27 Months

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Walks upstairs and downstairs alone, both feet on a step

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child on the stairs.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child wants to go up and down stairs independently, but both feet have to hit each step.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Stair climbing challenges the child to balance on one foot for a brief period of time. Encourage parents to let the child take on the stairs independently. This is a huge confidence builder for children.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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