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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.

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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 childcare 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.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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April 2020

Directors Roundtable: Strengthening Business Practices – Recruiting and Retaining Staff

April 9 , 12:00 PM • 1215 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Notice: We are suspending our face to face classes until the current social distancing restrictions have been lifted. In order to continue to provide training opportunities, we are offering an Independent Learning Opportunity for this session.  Learn best practices related to recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees. Explore a framework for building an effective orientation plan for new employees and the components of a staff handbook. Identify strategies for providing feedback to employees. This workshop is free thanks to the…

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Child Development 101 Infant and Toddlers

April 16 , 4:30 PM • 1215 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Notice: We are suspending our face to face classes until the current social distancing restrictions have been lifted. In order to continue to provide training opportunities, we are offering an Independent Learning Opportunity for this session.  Let's get back to the basics of research-based child development and practice identifying developmental skills in children. Is what you are expecting from your children developmentally appropriate? This workshop is free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Kosair Charities Face It Movement (https://faceitabuse.org).…

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Loose Parts: Endless Creativity Leads to Rich Observations

April 16 , 6:00 PM • 719 Burks Branch Road
Shelbyville, KY 40065 United States

Notice: We are suspending our face to face classes until the current social distancing restrictions have been lifted. In order to continue to provide training opportunities, we are offering an Independent Learning Opportunity for this session.  Discuss and explore new material to offer children and have the opportunity to practice observation.

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Ages and Stages Questionnaire: A Developmental Screening Tool

April 23 , 4:30 PM • 1215 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Learn about the purpose and value in screening children, how to administer the ASQ and interpret the score, including identifying child developmental stages, and how to discuss referral and follow up processes for children who fall below typical scores. 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. Level 2 CDA 2,3 CC 5

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Orientation

April 27 , 8:30 AM • 1215 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

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. Level 1 CDA 1,2,3,8 CC 1,2,4 Audience-All

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Independent Learning

Choose from over 200 options presented through 3 different methods of learning: reading, viewing (DVD format) or activity based. 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!

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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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