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Our experts have been enhancing quality child care 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 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 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


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Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

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Facilitator : Liz Walker In this session, educators will discover practical techniques to create nurturing and supportive environments that foster positive outcomes for children and families. Explore the pivotal role of school culture in fostering a sense of safety and belonging among educators, families, and children. Through small groups and discussions, teachers will brainstorm how…

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The Relationship Driven Classroom

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) 908 S. 8th Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY, United States

Facilitator : Lisa Branstetter Now more than ever, as educators and as a society, we are seeing an alarming rise in behavioral problems: bullying, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, and lack of empathy. How we learn to express our emotions, manage our feelings, and deal with the emotions of others are key factors in learning, success,…

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Bring Your Outdoor Classroom to Life with Loose Parts

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Facilitator : Lisa Branstetter Exposure to the natural environment enhances children’s creativity and imagination as they play and explore. It also improves social skills and teamwork as they interact with other children. When used effectively, outdoor classrooms are powerful learning environments that promote the holistic development of young children. If you are considering creating an…

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Orientation for Early Care and Education Professionals with CPR and First Aid

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) 908 S. 8th Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY, United States

Facilitator : Lisa Branstetter This mandatory training focuses on Health, Safety, and Sanitation, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, and Recommended Practices. This session is required for all childcare employees and must be completed within the first 90 days of employment. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Division of Child Care’s (DCC) new regulatory requirement…

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Elevating Your Career in Early Childhood

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Facilitator : Courtney Pearce There is an abundance of early childhood careers, each offering their own rewards and making a difference in the lives of children and families. Although every early childhood professional is on their own journey, many are seeking opportunities for professional growth that will elevate their career. If this sounds like you,…

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More Training Opportunities

Independent Learning

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.

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, 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:

Training Discounts

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!

Job Posting

Find and hire quality child care 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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