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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.


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.

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August 2020

Routines, Rituals and Research with Preschool Children

August 11 , 5:30 PM •

As we move into the “new normal” and progress towards fall; routines, rituals and research have become an important part of our lives and the lives of our children and families. How can we reflect and reconsider our classroom routines based upon the needs of the children? Routines are a collection of daily practices that create encounters with children, the adults, and the environment. What daily practices would you like to reconsider or reinvent within your classrooms? Rituals are often…

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Directors After Dark-Real Talk Around Resilience!

August 13 , 5:30 PM •

Please join us for a discussion on how you can promote the well-being of children, and families by understanding the Kentucky Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework. During the session, we will discuss, define, and examine behaviors that embody the spirit of resilience which is one of the six KY Protective Factors. Learn how to support parental resilience to help families learn to navigate things differently during uncertain times or unforeseeable circumstances. Identify and understand the everyday stresses that family’s experience…

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August 15 , 10:00 AM •

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 (Saturday, August 15 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Saturday, August 22 10:00 AM…

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Observing Infants and Toddlers and Understanding Non-Verbal Communication

August 18 , 6:30 PM •

Learn about, discuss and practice the art of observing infants and toddlers to correctly interpret their non-verbal communication and support their interests and developmental needs. 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, and you will be required to participate via video and audio through a computer, phone, or tablet.…

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Valuing Diversity: Developing a Deeper Understanding of All Young Children’s Behavior

August 19 , 1:00 PM •

Learn about and discuss how everything we do is processed through our own cultural backgrounds and explore how to develop a strong understanding of other cultures that will give every child a fair chance to succeed. 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, and you will be required to…

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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.  

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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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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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