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 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
Facilitator Liz Walker: This training will help you understand how to support children in learning how to positively interact with others, self-regulate their behaviors, and effectively communicate their feelings - all of which have positive impacts on their relationships with family members, other adults, and peers. Challenging behaviors or delayed development can create extra stress…
Facilitator Angie Kinser: This training session is for early childhood educators seeking to enhance their skills in engaging and collaborating with parenting adults. The content focuses on engaging families of children aged birth to five and supports Kentucky All-Stars. The training focuses on building effective partnerships between educators and parenting adults to create a supportive…
Facilitator: Courtney Pearce Physical health and well-being are dependent upon children and families having access to nutritious food, shelter, and resources. Children need access to places to play and exercise to be healthy. Children must also have support for their mental and emotional health, which includes helping them to build secure identities, engage in responsive…
Facilitator : Courtney Pearce 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…
Facilitator: Darice Hancock The Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs training series addresses basic concepts in the fiscal and operational management of family child care homes and center-based child care programs. This training is grounded in the belief that strong and sustainable child care businesses can support programs to improve children’s outcomes. The 4…
More Training Opportunities
Choose from dozens of options presented through a variety of different methods of learning: reading (books), or a combination of learning methods with our eCourses. These courses are designed for staff who enjoy working on their own at home or in their classrooms.
Director's Professional Development
Join our monthly Directors Essentials to engage with other directors in our area and discuss topics relevant to operating and leading a child care center. Explore a new topic each month by registering through our training calendar.
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, learning through play, nature education, 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.
Professional Membership Benefits
Want to save on training? Join 4-C today and enjoy these membership benefits:
Members receive 40% on professional development.
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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