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
Strengthening Families: Social ConnectionsVirtual Virtual
This session will explore the benefits of social connections for families within your program. When families feel connected and supported, they can ask for help when needed. Friends, family members, neighbors, and community members provide emotional support, help solve problems, offer parenting advice, and give concrete assistance to parents. Early Child Care Providers play a…
Nutrition in the Early Childhood SettingCommunity Coordinated Child Care (4-C) 908 S. 8th Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY
Proper nutrition in early childhood promotes optimal brain development, physical growth, a strong immune system and overall well being. In this training, educators will learn the components of and how to provide nutritious meals by utilizing resources available and incorporating nutrition into their curriculum and daily practice. Participants will brainstorm how to implement family style…
Director Essentials – The Positive Impact of Nature on Children and EducatorsVirtual Virtual
Research shows that incorporating natural elements into our classrooms and allowing children to spend time outdoors in natural settings is beneficial for all areas of development. It is beneficial for adults too! In this session we will discuss ways to bring the outside into our centers, as well as hear from other directors who have…
Inclusive Physical Activities for Young ChildrenVirtual Virtual
Learn to create environments that help young children with disabilities develop their movement skills in a natural setting while playing with typical peers. These physical activities need only inexpensive equipment and small spaces, can accommodate children of various ages and abilities, can be done by families at home, and are fun. Participants will: Describe developmentally…
Pediatric Abusive Head TraumaCommunity Coordinated Child Care (4-C) 908 S. 8th Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY
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…
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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