Child Development 2
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.
Child Development 2 focuses on sanitation, nutrition, health, safety and emergencies in early childhood settings; positive guidance/discipline; and effective classroom practices. Emphasis is placed on academic and soft skills necessary for adult basic education (ABE) and college success; and students are assisted in discerning their own career pathway. The duration of this course is between 72-100 hours over 12 weeks and is the second part of a three-course series developed and offered by the Saint Paul ABE-Hubbs Center. The series was developed to allow ABE students at various levels of language/reading ability to enter a child development “pathway” that eventually can lead to a FastTRAC college-level Childhood Development Careers Certificate. The courses are standalone and placement is on the basis of language/reading ability.
Additional stages of the three-course bridge series are included in the ACP Resource Center. These additional stages include Introduction to Child Development and Child Development 3.
This resource provides foundation material for students interested in entering a career pathway in the Human Services or Education and Training career clusters, specifically in the field of early childhood development.
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.