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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?

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 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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June 2020

Powering Family Engagement with Technology

June 3 , 10:00 AM •

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. Family engagement has never been so important! Discover how to design experiences that allow families and children to connect, play and learn while being healthy at home. Are you curious about what other providers are trying? Are you looking for fresh and…

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Building Resilience With Families

June 4 , 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. Please make sure you include a valid email address when registering. Your Independent Learning assignment will be sent via email on the day of the training, which you will complete on your own. You will have two weeks from the start of the class.…

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Y’all Can’t Be Doing That – A Live Conversation about Practicing #HealthyAtWork Guidelines for Reopening Your Child Care Program

June 8 , 10:00 AM •

Please join us for a live conversation about the #HealthyAtWork guidelines the Division of Child Care (DCC) has developed for reopening your child care program.  This session is an opportunity to talk with your peers and think through how this will work as you welcome children and families back. This session is not for credit. When you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. You will need access to a computer or device to participate in the forum.…

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Nature Community of Practice – Enjoying Caretaking

June 10 , 10:30 AM •

Engage in a discussion about different scenarios in which children have had opportunities to explore caretaking through nature. Through reflection the group will also the different languages children have to express themselves and how nature offers children different ways to deal with the stress that they may have experienced. Communities of Practice are formed by early childhood educators and leaders who share a passion for teaching children and engage in the process of learning how to do it better as…

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Building Resilience

June 10 , 1:00 PM •

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. Participants will learn and discuss how building resilience is the combination of several protective factors, and how the interaction between biology and environment can enhance our ability to cope with adversity and overcome threats to healthy development in children and adults. Level 1 CDA 4 CC…

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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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