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Our experts have been enhancing quality child care 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 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

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Strengthening Families: Parental Resilience

Virtual Virtual

Facilitator Liz Walker: This training will go in depth about building parental resilience, which is one of the 6 protective factors of the Strengthening Families model. Strengthening Families is a strength-based approach that guides us in working to support the development of the family and child. Resilience is an attribute that helps us manage stressful…


Managing Emotional Triggers: The 5 Steps for Self-Regulation

Virtual Virtual

Facilitator  Trish Kite-Hannon: This training will dive into the 5 steps that help children manage their feelings and how to coach them in self-regulation skills. Learn how to recognize and manage your own emotional triggers so that you are more able to assist young children when challenging situations arise in the classroom. Notice: This is…

$15.00 – $25.00

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Virtual Virtual

Facilitator  Amanda Masterson: 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 also…


Learning Math Skills Through Play and Loose Parts

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

Facilitator Angie Kinser: In this session, educators will learn how young children can begin to use and understand mathematical concepts in their play and daily interactions. Educators attending this training session will learn how to incorporate math concepts in everyday interactions and how to use loose parts to teach math skills and standards. This session…


Positive Approaches to Learning

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

Facilitator Angie Kinser: Approaches to Learning refer to the behaviors and skills children use to engage in learning. Children’s experiences in early childhood settings can strengthen or diminish children’s positive approach to learning.  Curiosity, initiative, persistence, problem-solving, cooperation, creativity, and focused attention are a few of the approaches to learning children develop through engaging play…


More Training Opportunities

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.  


Professional Membership Benefits

Want to save on training? Join 4-C today and enjoy these membership benefits:

Training Discounts

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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