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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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September 2020

Developing Thinking Skills in Young Children

September 24 , 4:30 PM •

Discuss, learn and reflect how to support children in developing critical thinking skills, such as problem solving. The ability to think critically is an essential skill and it starts to develop in very young children when they have many opportunities to play, ask open-ended questions and develop their own hypotheses and solutions. Learn practical strategies to use in their classrooms. Notice: This is an online class.  Please make sure you include a valid email address when registering and that you…

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September 29 , 6:30 PM •

Gain a better understanding of why disconnecting children from screen time is valuable. Participants will be required before the class begins to read an article with reflective questions and then discuss it during our time together. Notice: This is an online class.  Please make sure you include a valid email address when registering and that you have internet and email access at the time of the training. This training will be conducted via Zoom, and you will be required to…

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October 2020

Playing to learn and learning from play! Preschoolers at Play!

October 1 , 5:30 PM •

Please join us for a 2 hour session on the power of play. Play is an important component of human development. Research has shown that play is essential to our health and well-being. Discover the value of play and the significant benefits that play adds to our health and wellness. Learn about the rapid brain development that occurs in the first three years of life and how play supports healthy brain development. During the session we will discuss the developmental…

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October 10 , 10:00 AM •

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 (Saturday, October 10 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Saturday, October 17 10:00 AM…

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That’s a Different Point of View!

October 14 , 1:00 PM •

During this session participants will discover the benefits of looking at different points of view to gain multiple perspectives. Understanding where different perspectives comes from is a huge gain when considering lesson planning. How we see children also affects in what experiences we offer to children. Notice: This is an online class.  Please make sure you include a valid email address when registering and that you have internet and email access at the time of the training. This training will…

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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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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.

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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!

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