Child Development Career Pathways Bridge Prep

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.

Eloise Teisberg
Elizabeth Andress
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
Hubbs Adult Basic Education Center
Minnesota Department of Education and the FastTrack Bridge Project
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Resource Type
Instructional Material
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This 15+ hour child development curriculum contains instructional and support materials that build English language, technology, and soft skills within career-specific units of instruction.  Included are unit materials with instructor guidelines, unit benchmarks, instructions for a culminating activity, and short videos of adults reading to toddlers.  The course provides pre-bridge instruction in essential skills and vocabulary needed for success in the career preparation course, Child Development.

Benefits and Uses

Students will be able to:  (1) Scan documents for key information; ask questions and take notes; (2) Make a brief verbal and visual presentation; (3) Explain wage and growth rate information about various positions; (4) Complete a library card application correctly; (5) Write a report; (6) Build vocabulary by finding context clues; (7) Apply criteria to a choice of age-appropriate books; and (8) Read aloud with fluency and expression.

Resource Notice

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.