Child Development 3

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.

Elizabeth M. Andress
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
Hubbs Center for Adult Basic Education
Minnesota Department of Education and the FastTrack Bridge Project
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Resource Type
Instructional Material
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Child Development 3 focuses on the stages of development: infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age; literacy development; and early childhood education as a profession including careers, roles, and responsibilities, ethics, and teamwork. Emphasis is placed on academic and soft skills necessary for college success, and students are assisted in all aspects of transitioning into the college FastTRAC program including registration, financial aid, etc. The duration of this course is between 72-100 hours over 12 weeks and is the third 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 2.

Benefits and Uses

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.

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.