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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?

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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 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

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September 2022

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

September 26 , 6:00 PM • Virtual

This training was designed for child care providers and staff on recognition and prevention Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. Participants will learn the early signs of maltreatment and the various injuries and conditions that may result from vigorous shaking, slamming or impacting the head of an infant or young child. They will also be provided tools for dealing with a crying infant and ways to share information with parents to prevent abuse from occurring. Training objectives are to review the statistics…

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From Parents to Partners: A Family-Centered Approach

September 28 , 6:00 PM • Virtual

In this training session educators will focus on thinking of parents as partners in their centers. When early child care professionals see families as partners, educators and parents can work towards goals and milestones for optimal development. Participants will gain knowledge of the importance of being in a strong, positive relationship with families and how families have a primary role in child care center decisions. This workshop is free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Jefferson County Regional Collaborative…

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October 2022

Orientation for Early Care and Education Professionals

October 4 , 6:30 PM • Virtual

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 (Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Thursday, October 6, 6:30 – 8:30…

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Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) Developmental Screening Tool

October 5 , 6:00 PM • 908 S. 8th Street, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Participants will be introduced to the ASQ-3 (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) as a developmental screening tool to be used with families and within the classroom. The focus will be on the purpose and benefits of using a developmental screener as a tool for recognizing children’s developmental milestones, as well as an indication of when referrals or early interventions may be needed. Learn how the ASQ-3 is structured and scored, as well as how to use the screening data to partner…

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Director Essentials: Infusing Your Center with Positive Energy

October 12 , 12:30 PM • Virtual

Positive energy is vital to creating and sustaining learning communities that allow children and teachers to thrive. It is essential that directors understand that the culture and climate they create in their centers is a crucial component of their work. Join us to discuss ways to stop negativity in its tracks and create a positive space for all to learn and grow. This workshop is free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Jefferson County Regional Collaborative through a grant…

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Independent Learning

Choose from dozens of options presented through a variety of different methods of learning: reading (books), viewing (DVDs), listening (audiobooks and podcasts) 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 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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Professional Membership Benefits

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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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