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Our experts have been enhancing quality childcare by bringing early childhood educators affordable, accessible and meaningful professional development for 50 years.


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?

Innovative Information

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.

Convenient Locations

Choose from training workshops at our 3rd Street location or other nearby facilities, or let our experts come to you! We also offer Independent Learning opportunities you can complete in your own home or classroom, on your own schedule.

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March 2021


March 1 , 6:00 PM •

This six hour professional development workshop provides overviews of child abuse/neglect, developmentally appropriate practices, and health & safety practices. It is required of all new child care staff within the first 90 days of hire. This class will be taught in two 2-hour zoom classes with homework in between for a total of 6 hours of content. You must be able to participate in both classes (Monday, March 1  6:00 - 8:00 PM and Monday, March 8  6:00 - 8:00…

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Directors Roundtable: You Name it! Identifying questions and resources to support directors

March 11 , 12:30 PM •

We’ve made it through the first two months of the year! What questions do you have as directors? What do you need the most support with? Do you know how to find the resources you need? Let’s support and learn from each other as we move into spring. This workshop is free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Jefferson County Community Early Childhood Council through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood. Notice: This is an online…

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Tools to Promote and Support Your Child Care Program

March 18 , 1:00 PM •

Discover new tools to help your child care program thrive. Learn how to access and use the Kentucky Shared Services platform, which is specifically designed for child care providers, including tools for marketing, free job postings, family resources, and templates for policies, handbooks, communications…and more! This free workshop is sponsored by The Kosair Charities Face It Movement. All participants will receive a free membership to Kentucky Shared Services. Notice: This is an online class.  Please make sure you include a…

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Supporting Identity Development with Routines & Rituals

March 20 , 10:00 AM •

Routines are a collection of daily practices that create encounters with children, the adults, and the environment. These encounters are helping children to understand who they are and form their identities. Knowing this means looking at our routines and interactions with multiple lenses. Join us for a discussion about individual identity and what this means for your work with children. The discussion will also help educators understand how identity can be shared collectively, in addition, to individually through well-constructed rituals…

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Scheduling and Carefree Timelessness

March 25 , 5:30 PM •

Creating scheduling that allows for carefree timelessness can be very difficult to achieve within a child care program. Stop watching the clock and learn what to do instead. During our discussion we will explore what is needed in a schedule and what stands in your way of renegotiating your relationship with time! Learn how the overscheduling of children is impacting their well-being and play. The session will provide educators with an opportunity to create a plan for adding more time to…

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Independent Learning

Choose from dozens of options presented through 3 different methods of learning: reading (books), viewing (DVDs) or listening (audiobooks). 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 childcare leadership by reading on topics like and completing class assignments with instructor feedback.

On-Site Training

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, STEAM, 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.  

Unlimited Training

Get Unlimited Training

Prepay once, and you’re done!  Unlimited Training is a service available to our professional members that allows you to pay once for unlimited training. For only $100 per staff member, gain access to any of our professional development, including both face to face or independent learning opportunities, for the entire year!

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Professional Membership Benefits

Want to save on training? Join 4-C today and enjoy these membership benefits:

Training Discounts

Members receive 40% on professional development and the exclusive option to purchase Unlimited Training for your center.

KY Shared Services

Enjoy access to over 1700 resources for childcare programs. This “one stop shop” includes ready-to-use forms, handbooks, policies and procedures, evaluation forms, and much more, allowing you to work smarter, not harder!

Job Posting

Find and hire quality childcare educators easier with Early Childhood Jobs KY, a service that provides hiring tools and a platform for creating and posting position openings.

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