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?
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.
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
Facilitator Courtney Pearce: In this session, participants will gain the knowledge and skills for creating an environment that is rich in loose parts and open-ended materials that will build early math skills. Participants will learn how to promote and encourage children to think mathematically as they explore loose parts in all areas of the classroom.…
Facilitator Angie Kinser: Finding well-trained and experienced staff is a major challenge yet vital to early childhood program quality and healthy child development. An orientation plan is also key because it helps to make expectations clear, covers the essential aspects of the job and center operations as well as orients the new employee to the…
Facilitator Robin Schotter: Discover new tools to help your child care program thrive. Learn how to access and use the Kentucky Shared Services platform, which is specifically designed for child care providers, including tools for marketing, free job postings, family resources, and templates for policies, handbooks, communications…and more! This free workshop is sponsored by The…
Facilitator Liz Walker: This session will explore the benefits of social connections for families within your program. When families feel connected and supported, they can ask for help when needed. Friends, family members, neighbors, and community members can provide emotional support, help solve problems, offer parenting advice, and give concrete assistance to parents. Early Child…
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…
More Training Opportunities
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.
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:
Members receive 40% on professional development.
KY Shared Services
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!
Find and hire quality child care educators easier with Early Childhood Jobs KY, a service that provides hiring tools and a platform for creating and posting position openings.
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