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
Nature as the NurturerCommunity Coordinated Child Care (4-C) 908 S. 8th Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY, United States
Facilitator Liz Walker: Spending time in nature can be a valuable method of self-care. Educators will explore and learn about the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of spending time in nature to nurture their well-being. In addition, educators will reflect in small groups on their nature-based experiences, including how they felt and what they learned,…
Orientation for Early Care and Education ProfessionalsCommunity 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 for…
FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior in Young ChildrenVirtual Virtual
Facilitator Darice Hancock: FLIP IT® is a strategy that offers a simple, kind, strength-based, common sense, and effective four-step process to address children’s day-to-day challenging behavior. The four steps are embodied in the FLIP mnemonic which stands for F – Feelings, L – Limits, I – Inquiries, and P – Prompts. FLIP IT is nothing…
Director Essentials: Compassion Fatigue and the Importance of Self-CareVirtual Virtual
Facilitator Jennifer Pruitt: Participants will learn the differences between healthy and unhealthy stress, recognizing the symptoms of both. They will learn how stress can impact one’s long-term health and productivity. Participants will identify strategies to reduce and manage stress in the workplace and learn how to set priorities to manage their self-care. This workshop is…
Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Young ChildrenVirtual Virtual
Facilitator Lisa Branstetter: In this session, we will focus on healthy strategies for preventing challenging behaviors in young children. These strategies will include a) Positive relationships with children serve as the foundation for addressing social emotional needs. b) When children understand routines and expectations for their behavior, and when they are engaged in activities that…
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.
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