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: Eating/drinking

Age: 30-33 Months

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Wipes own hands and mouth with napkin

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe a meal when a napkin is present.

Elicitation Strategy

If needed remind the child to “use your napkin.”

Behavior Observed

The child wipes the areas where food is, or could be, located.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children can take care of basic needs when early childhood educators and parents give them the responsibility.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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