4-C is dedicated to offering high quality trainings and career growth to early care and education professionals at various stages of their professional development. Trainings are designed to meet the diverse needs and experiences of participants as well as regulatory compliance, YoungStar, and continuing education requirements.

Format Descriptions

Virtual: Web-based with a live instructor

Online: Web-based self-paced

On-Demand: Programs can request specific trainings that are held on their time line with only their staff. See additional information in the On-Demand section.

Hybrid: Combination of formats usually encompassing online and virtual formats.

Correspondence: Self-paced course where materials are either emailed or mailed

In-person: Participants and instructor are live at a facility

Introductory Level Training

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Trainings that are required in accordance with starting or working in a regulated (licensed or certified) child care program in the State of Wisconsin.

Abusive Head Trauma (AHT formerly Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS))

Hours: 2
Format: Virtual or In-Person
Fee: $20

Child Abuse and Neglect/Mandated Reporter Training
CPR (Infant/Child/Adult) and AED

Hours: 3
Format: In-Person

Fundamentals of Family Child Care

Hours: Coming Soon
Format: Online Self-Paced

Introduction to the Child Care Profession

Hours: 44
Format: Online Self-Paced

Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

Hours: Coming Soon
Format: Online Self-Paced

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep Related Deaths

Hours: 1.5
Format: Virtual or In-Person

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Continuing Education

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Enhance your skills through high quality state approved professional development opportunities. These courses are offered in a variety of formats at various times throughout the year.

Active Supervision to Keep Children Safe

Hours: 1.5
Format: Virtual or In-Person

Art in Action: Tools to Support the Creative Process in Children

Hours: 3
Format: Online Self-paced or Virtual or In-Person

ASQ-3 (Ages and Stages Questionnaire)

Hours: 3
Format: Virtual or In-Person

ASQ-3 and ASQ SE-2 Overview (Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Ages and Stages Questionnaire Social Emotional)

Hours: 4
Format: Virtual or In-Person

Engaging Teachers: Using Assessment & Observation to Plan for Learning – Presented Online

Hours: 4
Format: Online Self-Paced

Environmental Rating Scales (Multiple Series available)

Hours: 3
Format: Virtual or In-Person

Family Engagement: Partnering with Families for Children’s Success

Hours: 3
Format: Virtual or In-Person

Strengthening Families in Early Care and Education with Mandated Reporter Training

Hours: 3
Format: Online Self-paced

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards

Hours: 18 – 20
Format: In Person or Virtual

Wisconsin Pyramid Model Birth to 5

Hours: 24
Format: Online or Hybrid

Wisconsin Pyramid Model e-Modules with Reflective Coaching

Hours: 24
Format: Online Self-Paced

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Correspondence

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These trainings primarily use written text to deliver the content. Materials can be mailed or emailed. These courses are generally available at any time.

Three Hour Courses

Bringing Out the Best in Your Staff

Hours: 3
Format: Correspondence

Family Involvement

Hours: 3
Format: Correspondence

Incorporating SUPERHERO Play into Early Child Care

Hours: 3
Format:  Correspondence

Pass the Peas Please: Family Style Meals

Hours: 3

Transitions: Planning for Success

Hours: 3
Format: Correspondence

Wellness While You Work: Mindfulness

Hours: 3
Format: Correspondence

Two Hour Courses

Calendar Time: Up for Debate?

Hours: 2
Format: Correspondence

Honoring Difference: Diversity in Early Childhood

Hours: 2
Format: Correspondence

Positive Teacher-Child Interactions

Hours: 2
Format: Correspondence

Risky and Adventurous Play

Hours: 2

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Book Study

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Book studies offer continuing education hours outside of the “traditional” training classroom. Over the course of a month, participants will read, participate in discussions and complete assignments. Book studies bring the group together to collaborate ideas and action steps for best practices and high quality care and education.

Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children’s Learning by Lisa Murphy

Hours: 3 classroom, 12 additional (15 total continuing education hours)
Format: Virtual or In-person

Being Child Centered by Lisa Murphy

Hours: 3 classroom, 12 additional (15 total continuing education hours)
Format: Virtual or In-person

Big Questions for Young Minds by Janis Strasser and Lisa Mufson Bresson

Hours: 4 classroom, 11 additional (15 total continuing education hours
Format: Virtual or In-person

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On-Demand

Programs can request specific trainings and classes to be held on their time line with only their program staff. These trainings can be offered in-person, virtually and in online formats.

On-Demand trainings are a great option for:
  • Programs with a larger number of staff.
  • Programs that need trainings during specific timelines.
  • Programs that want training just for their staff. This is a great way to sort out and discuss challenges specific to your program!

Most of the training opportunities offered by 4-C can be done in an On-Demand format.

For more information or to schedule an On-Demand Training, please contact the 4-C at [email protected] or 608-216-7018.

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