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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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May 2021

What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel – Little Bodies and Big Emotions

May 11 , 6:00 PM •

Bring a little Mr. Rogers back to your classroom! Published by Mr. Rogers and his company Family Communications, this workshop offers helpful ways to think about our own adult anger and self-control as well as our children's. Through discussion and experiential activities, we will help children "catch" the message that they can stop from doing something that might hurt and then choose to do something that doesn't hurt anyone. Notice: This is an online class.  Please make sure you include…

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Developing Empathy from Birth!

May 15 , 10:00 AM •

What is empathy? How can we support young children in becoming empathic and caring citizens within our community? When does empathy emerge, and what are the signs? This session will explore how interactions, positive environments and a sense of belonging foster empathic growth in all children. After attending this session you will have techniques for how to talk with very young children about feelings, and how to create environments that nurture relationships and a sense of belonging. This workshop is…

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Reflecting Children’s Work with Math Part 3

May 17 , 1:00 PM •

This training will engage participants in reflection of their classroom practices and how the relationship with math is alive. Teachers will discuss how they have seen math play a role in all aspects of the classroom. Participants will also gain a better understanding of the role that the teacher plays in providing opportunities to children that allow for complex math concepts to be explored by the child. (Completion of Math Part 1 and 2 not required to attend.) This workshop…

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Strengthening Families Series – Concrete Support in Times of Need

May 19 , 5:30 PM •

Promoting strong, healthy family relationships provides far-reaching benefits that go beyond the family itself. Healthy families lead to healthy children, communities and economic prosperity. Strengthening Families Concrete Support in Times of Need will help you connect families to resources in times of need. Every family, at some point, needs support. With COVID-19 significantly impacting every family served in our community, we need to connect our families to needed support more than ever. “A time of need” can be described as…

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Tools to Promote and Support Your Child Care Program

May 20 , 12:30 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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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.  

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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.

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!

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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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