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?
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.
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
Facilitator: Liz Walker 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…
Facilitator Angie Kinser: Having a better understanding of ourselves is important for building relationships with others, gaining clarity about our purpose and passions, appreciating our strengths, and identifying areas for growth. During this session, directors will participate in engaging exercises and answer thought-provoking questions, allowing them to reflect on where they are in their professional…
Facilitator : Jennifer Pruitt This mandatory training focuses on Health, Safety, and Sanitation, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, and Recommended Practices. This session is required for all childcare employees and must be completed within the first 90 days of employment. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Division of Child Care’s (DCC) new regulatory requirement…
Facilitator : Darice Hancock In this session, participants will explore the powerful connection between music and social-emotional development in the early years. Through hands-on activities, discussions, and practical examples, participants will gain valuable insights and strategies to integrate music into their classrooms, creating joyful and enriching experiences for children while fostering their social and emotional…
Facilitator : Trish Kite-Hannon This training will dive into creating a Safe Place in the classroom, to provide an opportunity for children to remove themselves from the group in order to become calm, regain composure and maintain control when upset, angry or frustrated. The training will do so by looking at the brain state models…
More Training Opportunities
Choose from dozens of options presented through a variety of different methods of learning: reading (books), 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
Join our monthly Directors Essentials to engage with other directors in our area and discuss topics relevant to operating and leading a child care center. Explore a new topic each month by registering through our training calendar.
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, learning through play, nature education, 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.
Professional Membership Benefits
Want to save on training? Join 4-C today and enjoy these membership benefits:
Members receive 40% on professional development.
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