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: 27-30 Months

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Girls wear training pants or underwear

Situations for Observation of Skill

Interview the adult.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask about the type of underwear the child wears.

Behavior Observed

The average age for girls to be toilet trained is 29 months. Boys are making progress and some may use the toilet.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Let parents know that not all children are toilet trained by the “average age.” Each child is an individual with his own timeline. Patience and encouragement without negativity is key to success.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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