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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.

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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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The Importance of Nurturing and Responsive Relationships

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Facilitator  : Courtney Pearce In this session, participants will learn and understand the importance of building strong relationships to promote social and emotional development in young children. Participants will engage in mini-lectures and discussion of the foundation of the pyramid model and will brainstorm ways they currently foster strong relationships. Using these supports, participants will…


Nurturing Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

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Facilitator  : Liz Walker This training aims to equip educators and caregivers with effective strategies to foster healthy social and emotional development in young children in a preschool setting. Participants will gain insights into the importance of emotional intelligence in early childhood and explore practical techniques to create a supportive environment for children to thrive…

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Compassion Fatigue and the Importance of Self Care

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Facilitator: Courtney Pearce Working with young children is a rewarding career, but teachers also understand that it can be challenging and can lead to stress.  Unfortunately, too much stress can negatively impact your role in the classroom as well as the children and families in your care. Together we will explore the differences between healthy…

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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, Child Physical Abuse, and Safe Sleep

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Facilitator : Courtney Pearce 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…

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Strengthening Families: Concrete Support in Times of Need

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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…

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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.  


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Members receive 40% on professional development.

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