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 and Emotional DevelopmentVirtual Virtual
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…
Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) Developmental Screening ToolVirtual Virtual
Facilitator Cathy Ross: Participants will be introduced to the ASQ-3 (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) as a developmental screening tool to be used with families and within the classroom. The focus will be on the purpose and benefits of using a developmental screener as a tool for recognizing children’s developmental milestones, as well as an indication…
Strengthening Families: Concrete Support in Times of NeedVirtual Virtual
Facilitator Liz Walker: Promoting strong, healthy family relationships provides far-reaching benefits that go beyond the family itself. Healthy families lead to healthy children, communities, and economic prosperity. Strengthening Families Concrete Support in Times of Need will help you connect families to resources in times of need. Every family, at some point, needs support. “A time…
Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse and NeglectVirtual Virtual
Facilitator Cathy Ross: April is Child Abuse Awareness month and this training will focus on understanding and recognizing the signs of child abuse and neglect, including Shaken Baby Syndrome. Providers will learn what actions are required of them when reporting suspected abuse and discuss prevention strategies when working with at-risk families. This workshop is free…
Language of Art: Open-Ended Explorations for PreschoolersCommunity Coordinated Child Care (4-C) 908 S. 8th Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY
Facilitator Angie Kinser: As children become more skillful with art materials, they can use them to communicate their understandings, emotions, and questions. In this session, educators will learn how to develop children’s language of art through multiple encounters with a wide range of art materials using process art explorations. Teachers will participate in a hands-on…
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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