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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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Strengthening Families: Social and Emotional Development

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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…

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Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) Developmental Screening Tool

Virtual 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…

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Strengthening Families: Concrete Support in Times of Need

Virtual 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…

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Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

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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…

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Orientation for Early Care and Education Professionals

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) 908 S. 8th Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY

Facilitator Liz Walker: This mandatory training focuses on Health, Safety, and Sanitation, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, and Recommended Practices. This session is required for all childcare employees and must be completed within the first 90 days of employment. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Division of Child Care’s (DCC) new regulatory requirement for…

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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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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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