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: Toileting

Age: 42-48 Months

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Dry at night

Situations for Observation of Skill

Interview the adult and observe the child’s bathroom habits.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask about the child’s nighttime dryness.

Behavior Observed

If hygienic bathroom practices have been taught, the child is independent in bathroom practices.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Consult with early childhood educators and parents about the child’s hygiene in bathroom practices. Talk about teaching the importance of good bathroom habits for health and the need to be considerate of others.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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