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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?

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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 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 2021

Strengthening Families-Social Connections

September 20 , 5:30 PM •

Social Connections will help you explore the value of how friends, family members, neighbors, and community members provide emotional support for young, growing families. These social connections help families solve problems, offer parenting advice, and give concrete assistance to parents. Discover ways in which you and your staff can tap into the social network of families within your care. Networks of support are essential to parents, and are one of the six Kentucky Protective Factors. These lifelong connections help Kentucky…

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The Nature Way – Supporting Social and Emotional Development

September 25 , 10:00 AM •

Children naturally want to be outside. So why not encourage more play outside when there are so many benefits beyond the frivolous thoughts of outdoor play not being seen as important as indoor play? This session will focus on how nature has the natural ability to offer children experiences that support their social and emotional development through their play. Educators will gain a better understanding of the benefits and ideas on how to set up the outside environment that encourages…

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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

September 27 , 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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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.  

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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