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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?

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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.

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.

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Introduction to Loose Parts for Infants and Toddlers

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

Infants and Toddlers learn through investigating, discovering, and experimenting with their surroundings. When loose parts are introduced to Infants and toddlers, rich and magnificent explorations occur. In this session, the participants will discover how loose parts support infants’ and toddlers’ in every area of their development. We will also discuss what special considerations are needed…

$15.00 – $25.00

Director Essentials – Celebrating Neurodiversity

Virtual Virtual

Neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia) is becoming much more recognized as a learning difference vs. a deficit in our ECE classrooms. This session will aim to create space for reflection and discussion anchored in respecting, honoring, and including neuro-diverse children. During our time together, we will share strategies and information on sensory integration and how directors/administrators…

Free

The Importance of Play in Social-Emotional Development

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

To maximize academic gains in many schools, play in early education is being pushed out or greatly reduced. However, research increasingly recognizes that a balance that includes purposeful play is vital for developing strong social-emotional skills in the early childhood years. The focus of this training will be to discuss the importance of play for…

Free

Strengthening Families: Knowledge of Child Development

Virtual Virtual

Having accurate information about child development and an understanding of appropriate expectations for children’s behavior at every age helps parents see their children in a positive light and promotes their healthy development. Information can come from many sources, including family members as well as parent education classes, or even surfing the internet. Studies show information…

Free

Strengthening Business Practices (Mini-Series): Session 1

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

The Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs training series addresses basic concepts in the fiscal and operational management of center-based child care programs. This training is grounded in the belief that strong and sustainable child care businesses can support programs to improve children’s outcomes. This session will cover the first two modules of the…

Free
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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

These 8-week email-based training courses are designed with busy directors, assistant directors, and owners in mind. Receive credit hours and insight into child care 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, 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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Want to save on training? Join 4-C today and enjoy these membership benefits:

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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