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: 6-8 Months

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Chewing present

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant drinking from a bottle and cup, and eating soft food.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult hands the child a cracker or soft biscuit.

Behavior Observed

Up-and-down chewing is evident.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

The infant is becoming more involved in eating and drinking. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to give the infant as much control as they can handle.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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