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 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
Parental Resilience is the belief that families have the courage to get through stressful times and navigate a crisis. Our parental resilience has been tested and pushed to its limit over the past year. From NTI to working from home, our families have been demonstrating a tireless commitment to their children and the workforce. Let’s discuss what each of us can do to support families and recognize this courage. 4-C hopes this session will examine your understanding of resilience, which…
Participants will learn about local resources that support early interventions. Early interventions are services and supports that are available for babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities. By the end of the 60 minute session, each participant will know how, when, and where to access developmental services in Louisville. This workshop is free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Jefferson County Community Early Childhood Council through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood. Notice: This…
Be Inspired! Creating a new space for Early Childhood educators with vision and purpose. Come join us for an inspiring dialogue about the work of the educator as a pedagogical leader. Our journey begins with our story, weaving the threads from our life as an educator and the experiences we have encountered. • Reimagining our work in the field of early childhood education creates a new landscape for children and families. We will journey together through the lens of the…
Schemas and Social Connections Join Nadia Jaboneta and Brian Silveira as they share stories and approaches that transform teachers’ views of children’s competence. Through these stories we will learn about the profound importance of brain development and schema explorations during play and it’s connection to children’s eagerness for relationships. You will hear engaging ideas about children of all ages, and the roles you can play to enhance the teaching and learning process and your own engagement and joy in your work.…Learn More »
Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes? Go to the heart of risk-taking and children. As parents and educators working with young children, we all have boundaries and feelings around what risky play should be allowed. Examine the cage of boundaries that we have created for ourselves and our children. Challenge each other to rattle our cage and discover where the lines are movable. In our role as educators and caretakers, when we allow children to play and confront…Learn More »
More Training Opportunities
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.
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.
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!
Professional Membership Benefits
Want to save on training? Join 4-C today and enjoy these membership benefits:
Members receive 40% on professional development and the exclusive option to purchase Unlimited Training for your center.
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