Welcome

A whole new way to find your courses!

The 4C For Children Education & Training Department offers a variety of classes to help and support you at each stage of your child care career. Whether you are just entering the child care profession, or are looking for classes to enhance your career options, our classes will help you to extend your knowledge and deepen your understanding of the early childhood field.

4C entry-level classes are taught by instructors who are well versed in issues related to the field of early childhood. Classes are scheduled to meet a variety of needs and meet in locations that are comfortable and easy to find. 4C classes are the best way to enhance your skills and move up the early childhood career ladder.

All classes offered through the Education & Training Development at 4C are state approved and meet the State of Wisconsin requirements for regulated child care.

The Education & Training Department staff are committed to quality child care. Our class offerings serve to promote quality care for all children by helping child care providers throughout our community learn more about children, and the important work they do as early childhood professionals.

If you have any questions about which classes are appropriate for you or want further information about the classes offered, please contact 4C For Children at 414-562-2650 and ask for the Training Coordinator. You can also contact us through the 4C website: www.4cfc.org

Training Contact

Tracie: tdachel@4c-forchildren.org

Before finding a course, please read our policy information. Additionally, you will need to be registered through the Registry.org to sign up for a course. See more information about the Registry process here.

Select the course you would like to take below and click on the Registry Event # to register.

Requirements

To work in a Family Child Care Home:

To work in a Group Child Care Building:

Group Center Director (50 capacity Max)

Group Center Director (51 or More Capacity)

Additional Required Training:

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and Sudden Infant Death Training (SIDS) are required for all Child Care Professionals working with children under the age of 5. Note: SBS and SIDS are included in Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care (completed after July 1, 2005).
  • CPR/1st Aid & AED: is required in all License Family and License Group Programs (Must be updated every 2 years)
  • Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect: : is required in all License Family and License Group Programs (Must be updated every 2 years)

Course Schedule

Entry Level Courses

Introduction to the Child Care Profession

This is the first class for those looking to become either a Family or Group Childcare provider. It gives the foundation to the standards for a quality childcare environment. Meets Certified and Licensed Family requirements. This is the 1st required course for licensed family or a group center provider

Fee: $155.00 Time: 45 hours

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: December 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registry Event # 804638

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: January 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, Feb. 3 2020
Time: 9:00 am -2:00pm
Registry Event # 804643

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: January 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm -9:30 pm
Registry Event # 810284

Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

This class is designed to explore the relationship between growth and development and curriculum planning. It is STRONGLY recommended that the Introduction to the Childcare Profession be completed before taking this class. Required for those wanting to be a Lead Teacher in a Group Child Care.

Fee: $155.00 Time: 45 hours


Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: January 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30pm
Registry Event # 811792

Ubicación: 4C Milwaukee (2nd Street)
Fecha: Próximamente
Hora: Próximamente
Evento De Registro: Próximamente

Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care

This class focuses on teaching developmentally appropriate programming for Infants and Toddlers in relation to WI Regulations for child care. Required for Family and Group Providers working with children under 2 years of age.

Fee: $100.00 Time: 18 hours


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: December 3, 5, 10, 12, 2019
Time: 5:00pm  – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 804674

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020
Time: 9:00am  – 1:30 pm
 Registry Event # 804676

Fundamentals of Family Child Care

This class is required for those wanting to open a Family Child Care program. The class focuses on care-giving regulations and sound business practices specific to a family Child Care setting.

Fee: $90.00 Time: 12 hours


Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N.2nd Street)
Dates: December 4, 5, 11, 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 804679

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N.2nd Street)
Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Registry Event # 804680

School Age Assistant

This class is for those working with 5-12 year old children. Best practices are covered related to out-of-school time care.

Fee: $90.00 Time: 10 hours


This course currently has no offerings. Please check back soon for future dates.

Continuing Education – Health and Safety

Child Abuse & Neglect

Training on this topic is required to be renewed periodically while working with young children in Wisconsin. Please contact your regulatory agency for specific time frames.) You suspect a child may be a victim of abuse, would you know what to do and who to call? What are some signs to look for? This in- service will involve group discussions on how to handle some difficult situations. It will also review needed child care center policies and documentation. Protective Factors that Strengthen Families will be shared. Community resources will be available.

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registry Event # 804968

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event # 804975

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED - AHA

This training is through the American Heart Association. The course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care providers. It teaches individuals the skills necessary to recognize life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies and manage illnesses and injuries for the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the steps of first aid such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen, as well as adult, infant, child CPR and AED. Through “hands-on” training and video demonstrations, students will learn the standard protocols for administering proper CPR techniques, using mouth-to-mask ventilation and understand when and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Fee: $90.00

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 804992

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – SIDS

Many more children die in a year from SIDS than all who die from cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined. This training is designed to help early childcare providers and parents have a better understanding of risk factors as well as reduction techniques.

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event # 805010

Shaken Baby Syndrome – SBS

This 2.0 hour training provides providers with the knowledge in the identification, prevention, and the grave effects of shaking babies. The training will identify appropriate ways to manage crying, recognizing crying as a natural response for babies, but one that can produce stress for parents and caregivers. This meets the requirements of the Prevent Violence Against Children Act – Wisconsin Act 165.

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 12:30 am – 2:30 pm
Registry Event # 804995

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event # 805001

El Síndrome del Bebé Sacudido (SBS)

El síndrome del bebé sacudido es una forma severa de lesión cerebral que ocurre cuando se sacude a un niño con extremada fuerza. Este taller incluye estrategias para ayudar en la prevención de SBS. También se revisan los signos de identificación y los pasos a seguir una vez que se hace la identificación. Nota: 4C es una agencia aprobada para esta capacitación. Cada uno de los instructores es reconocido y aprobado para proporcionar esta capacitación. Todas las personas que trabajan con un programa con licencia deberán completar esta capacitación antes del 1 de abril de 2008. Esta capacitación debe completarse antes de comenzar cualquier internación con los niños.

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C-For Children Racine (6233 Bankers Road, Ste. 14)
Date: Abril 25, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Registry Event # 812054

Muerte súbita del lactante (SIDS)

Este taller está diseñado para ayudar a los proveedores de cuidado infantil y a los padres a comprender mejor los factores de riesgo identificados en los casos de muertes por SIDS y las técnicas que se han identificado para reducir los casos de SIDS.

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C-For Children Racine (6233 Bankers Road, Ste. 14)
Date: Abril 25, 2020
Time: 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Registry Event # 812173

Continuing Education

Incorporando Matematicas en las Practicas de todos los dias

This workshop will help the learner plan, prepare, and execute developmentally appropriate mathematic competencies at all levels. We will learn from others experiences and work with our colleagues to develop fun and interesting activities and materials that will create a love of math and learning more!

Fee: $30.00


Ubicación: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Fecha: Enero 11, 2020
Hora: 8:00am – 10:00am
Registry Event #812023

Child Attendance and Tracking Procedures

One of the primary health and safety goals for all early care programs is to ensure the physical safety of the children in their care. Number one in this list: know the whereabouts of every child at every moment. This workshop will help programs review procedures to take attendance, maintain staff-child ratios, and to track the location of children throughout the day and while transporting children to and from the program.

Fee: $30.00


This course currently has no offerings. Please check back soon for future dates.

I have my eye on you: Supervision

This workshop will look at rules and regulations around supervision We will explore types of supervision and some problems that may arise around supervision. Participants will get an opportunity to talk about and share ideas and tips on supervision that work for them. Participants will also get a chance to develop a plan for supervision.

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C For Children (Milwaukee) 1736 N. 2nd St.
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event # 804707

Organization is the Key: Recordkeeping

Participants will gain an understanding of records that are required for regulation and how often these records need to be updated. Workshop will explore different record keeping systems. Participants will develop action plan/calendar to keep records up to date.

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C For Children (Milwaukee) 1736 N. 2nd St.
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event # 804710

Facility Maintenance - Safe and Healthy Environments

Workshop will explore the rules and regulations surrounding the physical facility. Participants will discuss and share how they provide up keep on their program’s physical facility. Learn steps to implement strategies for maintenance.

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event # 804712

Don’t Say No - Use Positive Guidance

This workshop takes a look at children’s behavior, our reactions to it, and explores positive guidance techniques to use with the children in your care as well as touching on challenging behaviors.

Fee: $30.00


This course currently has no offerings. Please check back soon for future dates.

Train the Trainer: Shaken Baby Syndrome

This train-the-trainer workshop prepares individuals to teach others about Shaken Baby Syndrome. This is an approved trainer class.
Shaken Baby Syndrome is a severe form of brain injury that occurs when a child is forcibly shaken. This workshop includes strategies to aid in the prevention of SBS occurring. Signs for identification and steps-to-take once identification is made are also reviewed. Note: 4C is an approved agency for this training. Each of the instructors is also recognized as approved to provide this training. All Persons working with a Licensed Program were required to have this training completed by April 01, 2008. This training is required to be completed before beginning interaction with children.

Fee: $75.00


This course currently has no offerings. Please check back soon for future dates.

Comunicacion Intercional

Communication, means talking with others. Right? Not exactly. It’s about interaction. It’s what we say, what we do, and how we deliver it. It’s about messaging and packaging. Join us as we take at look at makes communication meaningful. We’ll look at our messages – are they clear and understandable? We’ll look at delivery. How did my delivery style add or subtract to the message.? Strategies will be explored to help make communication methods effective and be received as intended.

Fee: $30.00


Ubicación: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Fecha: Enero 11, 2020
Hora: 10:15 am – 12:15 am

Registry Event # 812000

YoungStar Training

Strengthening Families in Early Care & Education with Mandated Reporter Training

Strengthening Families is an approach early learning programs can use to strengthen specific protective factors all families have in order to reduce the risks associated with child abuse. This workshop introduces the protective factors and strategies early learning programs can use to cultivate these factors with the families they serve.

Regular Fee $35.00   (Youngstar Discounted fee $25.00 noted by the dates)


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019  $25.00 discounted
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 804766

Location: Pleasant Prairie Renaissance School (10450 72nd Ave., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158)
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019  $25.00 discounted
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 810571

Fortaleciendo familias en el cuidado temprano y la educación con obligación de reportar

En este entrenamiento de 3 horas, los participantes aprenderán acerca de los 5 factores protectores que han demostrado fortalecen la función familiar. También podrán identificar al menos tres pasos siguientes que podrían tomar después de la capacitación para construir factores protectores dentro de su entorno de cuidado y educación temprana y los recursos disponibles para implementar ideas. Los participantes también podrán identificar los recursos de fortalecimiento de las familias.                                                                                                     Se incluye el entrenamiento SCAN-MRT.

Regular Fee:  $35.00      Youngstar discounted Fee: $25.00 noted by dates


Location: 4C-For Children Racine (6233 Bankers Road, Ste. 14)
Date: Enero 13, 2020  $25.00 discounted
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 812043

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Enero 27, 2020  $35.00
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 812044

Developmentally Appropriate Practice Foundations: Why We Do What We Do

Best practice in early care and education is based on how children develop and learn in the early years. Developmentally Appropriate Practice is about what you do with that knowledge and how you do it. It is about joyful play and intentional teaching. It is about predictable structure and flexibility. It is about children being part of a community of caring and each child being recognized as an individual. Developmentally Appropriate Practice is complex and requires both/and thinking by early childhood professionals.

Regular Fee: $40.00   Youngstar Discount: $35.00 noted by dates


Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2019 – $35.00
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 804779

The Process of Developing Child Portfolio: Documenting a Journey

This training is best practice in early care and education which is based on knowledge of how to develop a child’s portfolio. A Child Portfolio is information on individual children that is gathered recorded, and updated to provide appropriate and intentional planning for activities and to build relationships with families. Developing a Child Portfolio is about why you collect information, what specifically is collected, when, where, and how the information is collected. Join us as we learn more about the journey of developing a child’s portfolio.

Fee: $35.00


This course currently has no offerings. Please check back soon for future dates.

Learning Environments and Curriculum Through the Lens of DAP (DAE)

This training will provide participants with an in-depth review of the requirements for the developmentally appropriate environments as required by the YoungStar evaluation criteria. The materials, learning centers and interactions of the Early childhood learning environment will be explored in relation to best practices and research in the field. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the needs of a quality learning environment within the context of developmentally appropriate practices, Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards domains and School Age Curriculum Framework content areas.

Fee: $30.00


This course currently has no offerings. Please check back soon for future dates.

Cuestionario de Edades y Etapas (ASQ)

ASQ; cuestionario de edades y etapas, es una herramienta que puede ser usada por padres y proveedores para comprobar el desarrollo de un niño. El uso ASQ ayudara a los padres y proveedores a estar más adaptados con las etapas del desarrollo de los niños, este taller proveerá información acerca de que es el ASQ, el tipo de documentos que debe completar y como esta información debe ser usada.

Fee: $60.00  

       

Location: 4C-For Children Racine (6233 Bankers Road, Ste. 14)
Date: Marzo 16, 17, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 812045

(WMELS) Wisconsin Model of Early Learning Standards Training

The Wisconsin early learning standards model provides a framework of expectations appropriate for young children that can guide our work in the creation, evaluation and improvement of the conditions necessary for the optimal development of children. Through a combination of practical activities and discussions, participants will learn to use the standards of early learning as a guide to provide quality early care and education.

Regular Fee:  $125.00      Youngstar discounted Fee: $60.00 noted by dates


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: December 7, 14, 21, 2019 – $60.00
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registry Event # 804901

Wisconsin Modelo De Estándares De Aprendizaje Temprano Entrenamiento (WMELS)

Los estándares de aprendizaje temprano de Wisconsin modelo proporcionan un marco de expectativas apropiadas para los niños pequeños que pueden guiar nuestro trabajo en la creación, evaluación y mejora de las condiciones necesarias para el desarrollo óptimo de los niños. A través de una combinación de actividades prácticas y debates, los participantes aprenderán a utilizar los estándares de aprendizaje temprano como una guía para proporcionar cuidado y educación temprana de calidad.

Regular Fee:  $125.00       


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd St.)
Date: Mayo 2, 9, 30, 2020
Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Registry Event # 812170

Pyramid Model e-Modules with Reflective Coaching (ONLINE)

State approved Pyramid Model training content that addresses the theory and evidence based practices to enhance the social and emotional competence of children ages birth through 6 will be presented online via the Pyramid Model e-Modules.
The content aligns with the Pyramid Model framework- a multi-leveled system of support to address child development in critical areas important to school readiness- including social and emotional development. Children who enter school with social and emotional competence demonstrate higher academic achievement.
The training provides many examples and concrete strategies for how to use recommended practices daily with young children and their families.
Throughout the training, an assigned coach will provide guidance on implementation of the skills and strategies being presented and request evidence of implementation plans.

(24 hour training) online training with coaching

Fee: $125.00 


This course currently has no offerings. Please check back soon for future dates.

Pyramid Model 8 Part Series

State approved Pyramid Model training content that addresses the theory and evidence based practices to enhance the social and emotional competence of children ages birth through 6. The content aligns with the Pyramid Model framework- a multi-leveled system of support to address child development in critical areas important to school readiness- including social and emotional development. Children who enter school with social and emotional competence demonstrate higher academic achievement. The training provides many examples and concrete strategies for how to use recommended practices daily with young children and their families.

(24 hour training) 

Regular Fee: $125.00 Discounted: $75.00 as noted with Young star discount


Location: 4C For Children (Milwaukee) 1736 N. 2nd St.
Dates: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 2020 $75.00
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registry Event # 802733

SEFEL El Modelo de la Pirámide (24 hours of continuing education)

El contenido de capacitación aprobado por el estado El Modelo de la Pirámide aborda las prácticas basadas en evidencia y teoría para mejorar las competencias sociales y emocionales de los niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años. El contenido se alinea con el marco del Modelo de la Pirámide: un sistema de niveles múltiples de apoyo para abordar áreas importantes para la preparación escolar, incluyendo el desarrollo social y emocional. Los niños que ingresan a la escuela con destrezas social y emocional demuestran un mayor rendimiento académico. Esta capacitación proporciona muchos ejemplos y estrategias concretas sobre cómo utilizar las prácticas recomendadas diariamente con niños de la primera infancia y sus familias

Regular Fee:  $125.00      Youngstar discounted Fee: $75.00 noted by dates


Location: 4C-For Children Racine (6233 Bankers Road, Ste. 14)
Date: Abril 1, 2, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2020  Discounted $75.00
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 812048

WI Pyramid Model Infant Toddler Series

The Wisconsin Pyramid Model Infant-Toddler training series is a course designed specifically for infant/toddler teachers to support their professional development, increase their reflective capacities that will support optimal development and well-being of infants and toddlers (and families) in their care. The course is built upon the Pyramid Model training and integrates infant mental health concepts and competencies, and includes materials and activities on reflective practices. The goal of the series is to offer theoretical foundations, explore and practice use of strategies to support optimal development, and professionalize the field of infant/toddler teachers.

(24 hour training) 

Fee: $125.00 


This course currently has no offerings. Please check back soon for future dates.

Family Engagement: Partnering with Families for Children’s Success

This course will explore best practices in family engagement, explore challenges and barriers to connecting with families and look at concrete strategies to improve your ability to develop relationships with families and increase their engagement.

Regular Fee:  $40.00      Youngstar discounted Fee: $35.00 noted by dates


Location: 4C-For Children (Milwaukee) 1736 N. 2nd Street
Date: Friday, January 24, 2019 – Discounted $35.00
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 804808

Correspondence continuing education packets – One hour

Strategies for Successfully Managing Transitions

Transitions often present some of the most difficult and stressful moments in an early childhood classroom.  Teachers often find themselves feeling more like police officers than nurturing caregivers.  Learn important ways teachers can successfully use transitions to help eliminate the stress from both teacher’s and children’s lives.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Registration is open until November 15th 
Self Paced Correspondence due on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806399

The role of observation and documentation

Learning to observe and document children’s behavior and how they learn takes time and practice. When teachers reflect on their work, they learn essential information on how to better the learning environment and teaching tactics to benefit each individual child. Observation and documentation is a great way to understand why children behave the way they do and focuses teacher attention to better avenues other than “policing” the class. Learn strategies, crucial elements, and how observation and documentation are an essential part of learning.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Registration is until November 15th
Self paced: Packet due to return on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806402

CLASS FULL - Teamwork-Effectively Leading, Relating & Communicating

Teams are made up of a group of people. All attitudes and decisions should be geared toward the success of everyone involved in the child’s well-being. Remember that there is no “I” in teamwork.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register now through November 15th
Self Paced: Packet to return on or before November 29th
We’re sorry, but registration is full for this event.

Giving Medications Safely and Effectively

Managing children’s medications can be a tough job.  Unlike adults who can administer drugs safely themselves, children rely on you for safety and guidance.  In this packet learn how to safely provide various medications to the children.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register by November 15th
Self Paced: Packet to return on or before November 29th
Registry Event #806404

Helping Children Get the Sleep they need

This packet will show the development in children sleep.  Work through how to create a sleep schedule that is developmentally appropriate for the children.  Learn strategies on how to communicate with parents on sleep aspects.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 15th
Self Paced: Packet to return on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806405

Bullies, Victims & Bystanders

Learn about different types of bullying.  Specific strategies to use to reduce bullying behaviors will be reviewed.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register open until November 15th
Self paced: Packets are due back on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806482

Using social media in the classroom

Exceptional caregivers understand that children’s days should be filled with appealing activities to keep them engaged.  Learn how to use social media effectively in your classroom to enhance learning in a specific area in your child care program.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 15th
Self Paced: Return packet on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806483

Time out Techniques

Since “time-out” is a technique that is often misunderstood, and misdirected, this article examines the purpose of time-outs. Key points addressed include: instructive vs. punitive discipline; proper tone of voice; and sending children to time-out – including what to do when the time-out is over.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 15th
Self Paced: Return packet on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806485

What is Appropriate Praise

Behavioral management issues are never easy, but learning some guiding principles about praise, and why children throw tantrums, hit, bite and/or push should help.  Key points discussed include: the importance of praising children, strategies on managing temper tantrums and suggestions on handling inappropriate behavior.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 15th
Self Paced: Return packet on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806487

Music and Movement The value of music in learning

This training explains why it’s crucial to teach music to young children. This impacts the readiness of children for school, and it builds school success by demonstrating how music can be integrated into all subject areas to enrich and enhance both teaching and learning.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 15th
Self Paced: Return packet on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806488

Dyslexia Warning signs, myths & Strategies

Because adequate language and reading skills are so critical to academic success, this training impacts the readiness of children for school by showing teachers how they can recognize dyslexia in children in their care and, if necessary, get them the help they need early on so their progress is not impeded in the early elementary years.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 15th
Self Paced: Return packet on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806489

Healthy Eating for Children

It may appear to be a daunting task, but getting a young child to eat healthy often isn’t as difficult as it seems. In fact, the early years are a perfect age to instill good eating habits. This training explains how.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 15th
Self Paced: Return packet on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806416

Promoting Cultural & Racial Diversity

Regardless of language, race, or culture, parents and early childhood educators can help children get off to a positive start in life by teaching them how to resist bias and stereotypes.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 15th
Self Paced: Return packet on or before November 29th
Registry Event # 806422

Q&A

What classes do I need to start?

That depends on the ages of the children you will be working with, and the role you wish to have.

There is a minor difference in the list of classes for Group Center employees and those opening or working in a Family Child Care Program.

The general list of classes needed are:

To work in a Group Child Care Center

  1. Introduction to the Child Care Profession

  2. Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

  3. Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care

For Family Child Care Programs

  1. Introduction to the Child Care Profession

  2. Fundamentals of family Child Care

  3. Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care

Additional Class if working with School-aged Children

Center Director or Administrator Information

Group Center Directors and Administrators, at minimum, need to complete courses identified in the WI Child Care Administrator Credential.

In addition, Directors need to also meet the qualifications of a lead teacher.

(This includes all three classes listed under Group Child Care Center)

Q. Is Additional Training Needed?

Yes. Wisconsin also requires additional training that supports creating and sustaining a safe and healthy environment for young children. These classes are:

Q. I heard SIDS and SBS are also needed. Is that true?

Yes. However, both Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) trainings are included in the entry-level classes. This is by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) directive.

Continuing Education Needs

Q. What are the continuing education requirements?

Wisconsin requires all Professionals working directly with young children in the Early Care and Education field to complete continuing education hours yearly. The number is determined by the type of regulated program you work in, but ranges from 5 – 25 hours per year.

Q. What continuing education classes does 4C offer?

4C offers a variety of options to meet continuing education needs. These include in-person workshops, correspondence packets, and on-site options.

Continuing education topics range from health & safety concerns, to program management, to guiding behavior, to intentional programming. As a Resource & Referral Agency, 4C also offers state identified trainings related to regulation and quality improvement.

Before finding a course, please read our policy information. Additionally, you will need to be registered through the Registry.org to sign up for a course. See more information about the Registry process here.