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: 27-30 Months

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Tries to put both feet in one leg hole

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child putting on pants.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child sits on the floor and pulls on the pants, but often gets both feet in one leg. She can’t stand and pull them up.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Parents can help children learn dressing skills by laying the clothing out in a sequence. With each piece discuss, “What do you do first?” Reinforce each effort and move to the next step.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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