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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Lifts foot for adult to put on pants or shoe

Situations for Observation of Skill

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

Elicitation Strategy

Let the child attempt to put on and take off his own coat.

Behavior Observed

The child cannot put on his coat, but pushes it off the shoulders to help take it off.

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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