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: 24-27 Months

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Pulls elastic-top pants over bottom and down

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child when pulling pants down for toileting or when removing clothes.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child has the strength and bilateral skills to hold the pants and push them down from both sides.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Many parents do all the bathing of the child. Encourage parents to let the child do as much as she can by herself, including washing and drying her own body. Pajamas are lightweight and typically easier to put on and off. Have child dress herself after her nightly bath.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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