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Our experts have been enhancing quality child care 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?

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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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May 2022

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

May 23 , 6:00 PM •

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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Family Child Care Community of Practice: The Balancing Act of Self Care

May 24 , 6:00 PM •

Family Child Care Community of Practice Session 5: The Balancing Act of Self Care This course provides in-home providers with strategies on how to take care of themselves in order to be their best selves for their students and to avoid provider burnout. These strategies help providers take care of themselves within multiple aspects of their lives including healthier habits for bringing work home. This COP is for in-home child care providers only. The Family Child Care Community of Practice…

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The Hundred Languages of Children

May 26 , 6:00 PM •

Participants will explore the Reggio Emilia concept of “the hundred languages of children” by exploring materials and engaging in small group discussion about how to provide opportunities for children to express themselves through different art media and play invitations in the classroom. Children are naturally creative beings and deserve to learn and express themselves in multiple ways! Notice: This is an online class.  Please make sure you include a valid email address when registering and that you have internet and…

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June 2022

Supporting STARS Series: Family Engagement – Good beginnings never end!

June 2 , 6:00 PM •

We all know that when families are involved in a child's learning process, the child does better mentally and physically, today and tomorrow. That is why family engagement is a big component to the Early Childcare profession. Family engagement activities have many benefits that support the center, child, family, and community. When Family engagement activities are implemented they can be used as a great starting point to build relationships with families in a meaningful way that will support child development…

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June 7 , 6:30 PM •

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, June 7 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Thursday, June 9 6:30 – 8:30…

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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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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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Training Discounts

Members receive 40% on professional development and the exclusive option to purchase Unlimited Training for your center.

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