Training FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The following provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions about our professional development opportunities.

Does 4-C offer free trainings?

Several of our trainings are underwritten by generous sponsors and are noted on the training calendar.

What is a 4-C Voice membership and how much is it?

4-C offers professional memberships that provide a 40% discount on most trainings. The cost is $85 for child care centers and $40 for individuals.

How many hours of training do I need to work in child care?

If you are employed by a Type I or Type II child care center you are required to obtain 15 hours of approved child care training annually. Certified family child care home providers are required to obtain 9 hours of approved training annually.

Do I need to register/pay before attending a workshop?

Yes. The deadline for registrations for all of the 4-C workshops is at noon the day before the training.

Where do I park when attending 4-C trainings?

Street parking is available on 3rd street, or you can park in the parking lot on 2nd Street between Ormsby & Oak.

How/when/where is my training credit recorded?

4-C staff will record all training credits in Training Record Information System (TRIS) within 10 days of the training. TRIS is the state-wide system designed to store and maintain individual training records for all early care and education professionals in the state of Kentucky. All training participants will be asked to complete an ECE-TRIS form.

Can participants be substituted?

Yes, but we ask that you give at least 24 hour notice so we are able to make the substitution in ECE-TRIS.

If I can’t attend a workshop and have to cancel do I get a refund?

No, 4-C does not offer refunds but we will hold that credit to be used at a further date. Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance will be issued credit for other 4-C training. Please note that no refunds will be issued. All credits must be used by December 31 of the current year. If fewer than 10 participants are registered to attend a workshop, 4-C may choose to reschedule or cancel. Participants will be notified of the cancellation and given the option to attend another class, attend the rescheduled class, or credit will be issued.

Can I bring my child(ren) with me?

Our workshops are designed for early childhood professionals. We are unable to accommodate children or other unregistered participants during our workshops.

Does 4-C offer CEUs?

4-C offers CEUs for most classes on our training calendar by request. There is a $15 charge. To request CEUs, contact Brenda Withrow at 502-618-5156 or brenda-with[email protected]