Teacher Training to Fit Your Skills and Schedule
We offer comprehensive professional development to meet you right where you are and equip you with resources and experience to help you flourish. What makes our training unique?
Our experts keep up with the latest research and best practices and pass them on to you. And our training is designed to bring you valuable, real-world experience and useful tips that you can easily implement in your classroom.
Customized for You
4-C’s class schedule offerings include valuable topics ranging from administration to curriculum to family engagement and more to meet the diverse needs of our child care community. Our experts will also work with your center to bring the exact resources you need right to you.
Choose from online training workshops and let our experts come to you, or select one of our Independent Learning opportunities that you can complete in your own home or classroom, on your own schedule.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
This training will focus on how we can use different types of documentation: including displays of children’s work, documentation panels, photos, and learning stories to “make learning visible” in our classrooms and centers. We will discuss the intended purposes of documentation, how to use photos as evidence that children learn best through play, and how…
This session will focus on the development of social/emotional skills in newborns, infants and toddlers. By the end of the session, educators will be able to identify key social/emotional milestones in development, understand how educators support this healthy development in the infant/toddler classroom, and understand how important the role of the educator is in promoting…
Child care directors have expressed increasing challenge and frustration in regard to partnering, communicating, and engaging with today’s parents. During the pandemic, it was necessary for programs to limit outside access to their day-to-day programming. This meant that family engagement opportunities were shelved and we lost those ever important face to face check in opportunities.…
This mandatory training focuses on Health, Safety, and Sanitation, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, and Recommended Practices. This session is required for all childcare employees and must be completed within the first 90 days of employment. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Division of Child Care’s (DCC) new regulatory requirement for each center to…
The Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs training series addresses basic concepts in the fiscal and operational management of center-based child care programs. This training is grounded in the belief that strong and sustainable child care businesses can support programs to improve children’s outcomes. This session will cover the last two modules of the…
More Training Opportunities
Choose from dozens of options presented through a variety of different methods of learning: reading (books), or a combination of learning methods with our eCourses. These courses are designed for staff who enjoy working on their own at home or in their classrooms.
Director's Professional Development
These 8-week email-based training courses are designed with busy directors, assistant directors, and owners in mind. Receive credit hours and insight into child care leadership by reading on topics like and completing class assignments with instructor feedback.
Let our experts come to your site at a time that is convenient for you and your staff. We offer a variety of topics to suit your needs, including team building, learning through play, nature education, observations/assessment, and positive behavioral supports.
Communities of Practice
Communities of practice are people who share a common purpose or passion for something they do, and engage in process of learning how to do it better, as they interact regularly. There are limited opportunities for these commitments throughout the year.
Professional Membership Benefits
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Members receive 40% on professional development and the exclusive option to purchase Unlimited Training for your center.
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