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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.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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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

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 each center to…

Free

Strengthening Business Practices (Mini-Series): Session 2

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 last two modules of the…

Supporting STARS Series: Understanding the Cycle of Inquiry to Implement Authentic Curriculum Assessment

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

Early childhood professionals will learn strategies to implement authentic assessment by being introduced to the cycle of inquiry which includes offering provocations, observing explorations, documenting learning, and reflecting with others. By the end of the session, the educators will be able to use observation and data to inform the curriculum to offer provocations that are…

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Tools to Promote and Support Your Child Care Program

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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 Kosair Charities Face…

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Strengthening Families: Social Connections

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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 provide emotional support, help solve problems, offer parenting advice, and give concrete assistance to parents. Early Child Care Providers play a…

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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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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.

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!

Job Posting

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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