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: 54-60 Months

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Showers independently, but may need help with washing hair

Situations for Observation of Skill

Interview adult.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the adult about whether the child can bathe or shower independently. Ask what aspects she needs help with.

Behavior Observed

The child attends to all body parts when bathing. May need assistance getting all of the soap out of hair.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to let children be responsible for bathing and showering activities, with appropriate supervision and help. Provide suggestions for different types of soaps, sponges, mittens, etc. that will help children be independent.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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