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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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September 2019

Introduction to Creative Curriculum *This session is full.*

September 21 , 9:00 AM • 1215 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Explore Creative Curriculum and practice strategies that promote reflection, observation and child directed learning.

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Loose Parts: Endless Creativity Leads to Rich Observations

September 26 , 6:00 PM • 719 Burks Branch Road
Shelbyville, KY 40065 United States

Discuss and explore new material to offer children and opportunity to practice observation.

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October 2019

Directors Roundtable – Cultivating a Culture of Inquiry!

October 10 , 12:00 PM • 1215 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Leaders in the field of early care and education will be introduced to adult learning theories. The participants will explore rich materials and discuss how to create parallel play with adults to build a culture of inquiry within the center. The directors will learn about the top five strategies to cultivate a culture of inquiry.

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The Tip of the Iceberg: Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children

October 10 , 4:30 PM • 1215 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Learn about meeting the needs of the whole child, understanding that all behavior is a form of communication, and examining our own reactions and behaviors.

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Creating a Curriculum Outside the Class

October 15 , 4:30 PM • 1215 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Gain a deeper understanding of how to create a curriculum with a connection to nature. (Participants will be outside if weather is permissible.)

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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!

Job Posting

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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