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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Turns faucet on and off

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child after snack.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult holds the child up to the sink or lets her climb onto a child stool. Let the child turn the faucet (cold) to wash her hands.

Behavior Observed

The child pulls and pushes a faucet handle to adjust the force.

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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