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Our experts have been enhancing quality childcare 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?

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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.

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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.

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December 2021


December 6 , 6:30 PM •

This six hour professional development workshop provides overviews of child abuse/neglect, developmentally appropriate practices, and health & safety practices. It is required of all new child care staff within the first 90 days of hire. This class will be taught in two 2-hour zoom classes with homework in between for a total of 6 hours of content. You must be able to participate in both classes (Monday, December 6 6:30 - 8:30 PM and Wednesday, December 8 6:30 - 8:30…

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Tip of the Iceberg: Understanding Challenging Behavior in Young Children

December 7 , 6:00 PM •

Learn how to meet the needs of the whole child, understanding that all behavior is a form of communication, and examining our own reactions & behaviors. Use the CSEFEL pyramid model to focus on strategies to support at-risk children in the classroom. Notice: This is an online class.  Please make sure you include a valid email address when registering and that you have internet and email access at the time of the training. This training will be conducted via Zoom,…

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Supporting STARS Series: Incorporating Benchmarks and Standards into Curriculum

December 9 , 6:00 PM •

This training will enable early care and education professionals to become more knowledgeable in providing the experiences to help children reach their full potential. Kentucky envisions learning as a continuum, beginning at birth and continuing throughout life. One way that Kentucky has done this is by developing a shared set of expectations for young children, drawn from current research, to provide the foundation for competencies critical to ensuring later academic success known as benchmarks and standards. This session will go…

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Understanding the Role Temperament Plays in Development and Learning

December 13 , 6:00 PM •

Have you ever felt like you were mismatched with a child in your care? Do you ever wonder why some children are so highly active and others are not? Would you like to learn about how to manage these differences? Join us to learn how to support each dimension of temperament - even in mismatched situations. Temperament is not about perfect matches; it is about understanding and nurturing “goodness of fit”. Each participant will be asked to complete a reflection…

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January 2022

Nature & Inquiry Community of Practice: Reconnecting our Connection to Nature

January 20 , 12:30 PM •

Nature & Inquiry Community of Practice Session 1: Reconnecting our Connection to Nature When educators have a better understanding of the connection that they already have to the Earth, they can gain an appreciation for allowing children to have access to nature. This session will discuss why it is important to reconsider nature's role in child development and the outcomes of when it's forgotten, or overlooked as an frivolous extension of play and not learning. The Nature & Inquiry Community…

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Independent Learning

Choose from dozens of options presented through 3 different methods of learning: reading (books), viewing (DVDs) or listening (audiobooks). These courses are designed for staff who enjoy working on their own at home or in their classrooms.

Director's Professional Development

These 8-week email-based training courses are designed with busy directors, assistant directors, and owners in mind. Receive credit hours and insight into childcare leadership by reading on topics like and completing class assignments with instructor feedback.

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, STEAM, 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.  

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Prepay once, and you’re done!  Unlimited Training is a service available to our professional members that allows you to pay once for unlimited training. For only $100 per staff member, gain access to any of our professional development, including both face to face or independent learning opportunities, for the entire year!

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Members receive 40% on professional development and the exclusive option to purchase Unlimited Training for your center.

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