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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?

Innovative Information

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.

Convenient Locations

Choose from training workshops at our 3rd Street location or other nearby facilities, or let our experts come to you! We also offer Independent Learning opportunities you can complete in your own home or classroom, on your own schedule.

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August 2021


August 2 , 6:00 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, August 2 6:00 - 8:00 PM and Monday, August 3 6:00 - 8:00…

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The 5th Annual Heart Centered Teaching Virtual Institute – Planting a Seed of Care: Day Two

August 10 , 5:30 PM •

Schemas and Social Connections Join Nadia Jaboneta and Brian Silveira as they share stories and approaches that transform teachers’ views of children’s competence. Through these stories we will learn about the profound importance of brain development and schema explorations during play and its connection to children’s eagerness for relationships. You will hear engaging ideas about children of all ages, and the roles you can play to enhance the teaching and learning process and your own engagement and joy in your…

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Parks, play and parents! Let’s get outdoors and discover the power of play for children and families!

August 14 , 10:00 AM •

Parks, play and Parents is a highly interactive in-person session delivered at Broadrun Park. During this session 4-C and participants will explore the power of play by investigating the park and engaging in hands-on learning. During our time together we will reflect upon the importance of play in our lives and learn how to share the value of play with parents. By the end of the two hour outdoor experience each early childhood educator will know how to plan for…

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Strengthening Families: Social and Emotional Competence of Children

August 17 , 5:30 PM •

Social and Emotional Competence of Children will help you understand how to support children in learning how to positively interact with others, self-regulating their behaviors, and effectively communicating 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 for families, so early identification and support for both parents and the child are critical to keep children on track. It’s never easy to…

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Ready, Set, Play!

August 18 , 1:00 PM •

Are you looking for ways to support children’s diverse play? Understanding that children’s play is serious work and provides a foundation and how positive play experiences will create connections in life. Children often play in a way that can be wild and crazy, but understanding the reasons behind play will make you consider play as a fundamental foundation for learning. This training session will encourage teachers to rethink of how they allow children to play or not to play with…

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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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Training Discounts

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

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Enjoy access to over 1700 resources for childcare programs. This “one stop shop” includes ready-to-use forms, handbooks, policies and procedures, evaluation forms, and much more, allowing you to work smarter, not harder!

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