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: Self-care

Age: 24-27 Months

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: Cleans up spills

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child after snack.

Elicitation Strategy

Observe the child after snack.

Behavior Observed

The child uses a wet cloth (wrung out by an adult) to wipe back-and-forth and up-and-down on a table.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Early childhood educators and parents can ask children to look at what needs to be done, so they begin to notice needed tasks. For example, when taking a bath, look at the empty tub and say, “What do we need to do?” When there is a messy table, ask, “What can we do to fix this?”

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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