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

Please be aware that face to face classes have been postponed due to the COVID-19 National Emergency.  We are offering virtual options through Zoom meeting-  please check the course schedule for details.

Online Entry Level Course offerings in English and Spanish

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

NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high-speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

With the extension of the Governor’s “Safer at home” order during this, our office will not be open for face-to-face classes. At this time, will only be offering on-line classes until further notice.  All classes are open and running through virtual zoom.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Dates:  June 25, 26, July 2, 9, 10, 23, 24, 30, 31, August 6, 7, 13, 14, 2020

Class time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event # 821825

Virtual Zoom Dates: August 12, 19, 20, 26, 27, September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm  Registry Event # 823622

Virtual Zoom Dates: September 15, 22, Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, Nov.3, 4, 10, 2020

Class Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm    Registry Event # 823640

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


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high-speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

With the extension of the Governor’s “Safer at home” order during this, our office will not be open for face-to-face classes. At this time, will only be offering on-line classes until further notice.  All classes are open and running through virtual zoom.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Dates:  June 29, July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, Aug 3, 6, 10, 2020

Class time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm  Registry Event # 821826

Virtual Zoom Dates:  August 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, Sept. 3, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, Oct 5, 8, 2020

Class time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm   Registry Event # 823668

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

NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high-speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

With the extension of the Governor’s “Safer at home” order during this, our office will not be open for face-to-face classes. At this time, will only be offering on-line classes until further notice.  All classes are open and running through virtual zoom.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Dates: July 20, 21, 27, 28, August 3, 4, 2020

Class Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm  Registry Event # 822009

Virtual Zoom Dates: August 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, September 1, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 823649

Virtual Zoom Dates: September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 16, 23, 2020

Class Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm   Registry Event # 823650

Fundamentos de Cuidado de Infantes y Párvulos (18 horas)

Se requiere para guarderías familiares con licencia y asistentes de maestro en un centro de grupo con licencia si cuida a niños menores de 2 años de edad. Su enfoque es proporcionar programación apropiada que nutre el crecimiento y desarrollo de los infantes & párvulos.

Fee: $100.00 Time: 18 hours


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high-speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

With the extension of the Governor’s “Safer at home” order during this, our office will not be open for face-to-face classes. At this time, will only be offering on-line classes until further notice.  All classes are open and running through virtual zoom.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Dates:  Julio 2, 9, 23, 30, Augusto 3, 13, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event # 823797

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


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high-speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

With the extension of the Governor’s “Safer at home” order during this, our office will not be open for face-to-face classes. At this time, will only be offering on-line classes until further notice.  All classes are open and running through virtual zoom.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Dates: June 15, 17, 22, 24, 2020

Class time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event # 822014

Virtual Zoom Dates:  July 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020

Class time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 822028

Virtual Zoom Dates: August 17, 19, 24, 26, 2020

Class time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm  Registry Event # 823662

Virtual Zoom Dates: September 15, 17, 22, 24, 2020

Class time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 823666

School-age 10 hour Assistant Child Care Worker

The School Age Assistant class will prepare participants to be successful in their work with School-Age Children in an out-of-school environment. This will be done by exploring the topics of: School-Age Growth and Development; Behavior Management; Defining a Quality School-Age Environment; Effective Programming; and the School-Age Professional. DCF Regulations are referred to throughout the class. This class meets the additional 10 hours of training needed to work with children ages 5-12 in child care programs.

Fee: $90.00 Time: 10 hours


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high-speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

With the extension of the Governor’s “Safer at home” order during this, our office will not be open for face-to-face classes. At this time, will only be offering on-line classes until further notice.  All classes are open and running through virtual zoom.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Dates:  July 27, 29, August 3, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm  Registry Event # 822042

Online 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


NOTE: TEMPORARY ONLINE courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:
1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
a. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing you directions on how to log-in. The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Virtual Zoom Date: July 1, 2020

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm    Registry Event # 822912

Virtual Zoom Date: August 8, 2020

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm    Registry Event # 824305

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

NOTE: TEMPORARY ONLINE courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To register for these courses:
1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
a. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing you directions on how to log-in. The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Virtual Zoom Date: July 1, 2020

Time: 12:30 -2:30pm    Registry Event # 822913

As of  September 1, 2020 the Shaken Baby Syndrome Training will be called Abuse Head Trauma see training dates and times under separate tab.

Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers

The Wisconsin Legislature’s 2006 Prevent Violence Against Children Act went into effect in April 2007. The Act required that all child care providers working with children under age 5 years receive training in Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention and how to manage crying, fussing, or distraught children. Wisconsin’s required Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention Training for Child Care Providers has been updated and renamed Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) Prevention Training for Child Care Providers. By September 1, 2020, department-approved SBS trainers offering a stand-alone class, department-approved agencies providing non-credit, department-approved, entry-level training courses (Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care), instructors of Wisconsin Technical College courses for credit, and high school teachers of the DPI Assistant Child Care Teacher course must begin using the new AHT Prevention Training for Child Care Providers developed in partnership by the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, in consultation with the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Shaken Baby Syndrome is one form of Abusive Head Trauma. AHT also includes injury, not only to the brain, but to the skull and spinal cord, which can result from shaking or from inflicting trauma on the head by other means, such as throwing, intentionally dropping, striking, or other forms of impact. Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers addresses the latest information on:
▪ Abusive Head Trauma
▪ The Period of Purple Crying
▪ Strategies and challenges of soothing
▪ Coping with frustration
▪ Having a plan and educating others

Fee: $30.00

Virtual Zoom: July 16, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Registry Event # 824299

Virtual Zoom: August 8, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Registry Event # 824301

Virtual Zoom: August 21, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am    Registry Event # 824302

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


As of September 1, 2020 the new name is Abusive Head Trauma Prevention for Child Care Providers. Please see Capacitación para proveedores de cuidado infantil para prevenir el traumatismo craneal por abuso

Capacitación para proveedores de cuidado infantil para prevenir el traumatismo craneal por abuso

La Ley de Prevención de la Violencia contra los Niños de la Legislatura de Wisconsin de 2006 entró en vigor en abril de 2007. La Ley exigía que todos los proveedores de cuidado infantil que trabajan con niños menores de 5 años reciban capacitación en Prevención del Síndrome del Bebé Sacudido (SBS, por sus seres) y cómo manejar el llanto, el alboroto o los niños angustiados. La capacitación de Wisconsin para el síndrome del bebé sacudido (SBS, por sus) para los proveedores de cuidado infantil se ha actualizado y renombrado como traumatismo craneoencefálico abusivo (AHT) para los proveedores de cuidado infantil. Para el 1 de septiembre 2020, capacitadores de SBS aprobados por el departamento que ofrecen una clase independiente, agencias aprobadas por el departamento que ofrecen cursos de capacitación de nivel básico, aprobados por el departamento (Introducción a la profesión de cuidado infantil y fundamentos del cuidado de infantes e parvulos), instructores de las escuelas tecnicas de los cursos de Wisconsin para obtener crédito, y los maestros de secundaria del curso DPI asistente de maestra de cuidado infantil deben comenzar a usar el nuevo (AHT) curso de Capacitación de Prevención de Cuidado Infantil desarrollado en asociación por la Junta de Prevención de Abuso y Negligencia Infantil de Wisconsin y el Departamento de Niños y Familias de Wisconsin, en consulta con el Centro Nacional sobre el Síndrome del Bebé Sacudido

El Síndrome del Bebé Sacudido es una forma de Trauma Abusivo de la Cabeza. La AHT también incluye lesiones, no sólo en el cerebro, sino también en el cráneo y la médula espinal, que pueden ser el resultado de temblar o infligir traumatismo en la cabeza por otros medios, como lanzar, caer intencionalmente, golpear u otras formas de impacto. La Capacitación abusiva para la prevención de traumas en la cabeza para los proveedores de cuidado infantil aborda la información más reciente sobre:
▪ traumatismo craneoencefálico abusivo
▪ El período del llanto púrpura
▪ Estrategias y desafíos de calmante
▪ hacer frente a la frustración
▪ Tener un plan y educar a los demás

Fee: $30.00

Virtual Zoom: Julio 16, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Registry Event # 824295

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – SIDS

This workshop is designed to help child care providers and parents have a better understanding of the risk factors identified in cases of SIDS deaths and the techniques that have been identified as reducing the instances of SIDS cases.

Fee: $30.00

NOTE: TEMPORARY ONLINE courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:
1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
a. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing you directions on how to log-in. The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Virtual Zoom Date: July 1, 2020

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm  Registry Event # 822914

Virtual Zoom Date: August 8, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Registry Event # 824306

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED-ARC

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

4C For Children is a Proud Provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Training.

This face to face course is 5 hours of continuing education please wear comfortable clothing for manikin practice.  You are welcome to bring in a bag lunch as well, vending machines are available onsite.

Fee: $90.00

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Primeros Auxilios RCP/DEA para adultos, Niños y Bebes -ARC

El curso de primeros auxilios / RCP / DEA para adultos, niños y bebes incorpora lo último en ciencia y enseña a los estudiantes a reconocer y atender una variedad de emergencias de primeros auxilios. También cómo responder a las emergencias respiratorias y cardíacas para ayudar a las víctimas de cualquier edad: adultos (12 años en adelante), bebés y niños (hasta 12 años). Los estudiantes que completen con éxito este curso recibirán un certificado para Primeros auxilios RCP / DEA para adultos, niños y bebes válido por dos años.

4C For Children se enorgullece de ser un proveedor de capacitación en primeros auxilios, RCP y DEA de la Cruz Roja Americana.

Este curso presencial es de 5 horas de educación continua, por favor use ropa cómoda para la práctica del maniquí. Le recomendamos que traiga su propio almuerzo, las máquinas expendedoras están disponibles en nuestras

Fee: $90.00

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED –ARC BL (BL means blended learning).

This blended learning course will include an online portion and an instructor-led classroom session. You will earn 5 hours of continuing education upon completion of both the online and classroom session.  This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants.

Before you register for a BL course, what you should know:

  • You must have a computer or tablet with a high speed internet connection to complete the work online.
  • The online session must be completed first before attending the registered instructor-led classroom session.
  • Allow approximately 3 hours to complete the online session.

Procedure for BL classes:

  • The online session will remain open for two weeks in a link provided by 4C For Children.
  • The online session which is approximately 3 hours must be completed before attending the instructor-led session that you registered for. Bring your printed online certificate with you to the face to face session.
  • During class you will have a face to face testing of what you have learned online with the CPR manikins.
  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
  • Allow approximately 2 hours to complete the instructor-led classroom session.

Please wear comfortable clothing for your in-class session for manikin practice. You are welcome to bring in a bag lunch. Vending machines are available onsite.

4C For Children is a Proud Provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Training.

Fee: $90.00

Future Opportunities Coming 

Primeros Auxilios RCP/DEA Adultos, Niños y Bebes –ARC BL (BL -significa modalidad semipresencial)

Este entrenamiento semipresencial será parte en el salón de clase y parte en línea. Combinando las dos partes de este entrenamiento usted completara 5 horas de educación continua.  Este curso lo preparará para reconocer y atender una variedad de primeros auxilios, respiración y emergencias cardíacas que involucran a bebes, niños y adultos.

Antes de registrarse en este entrenamiento de modalidad semipresencial deberá tener en cuenta:

  • Computadora o tableta con una conexión de Internet de alta velocidad.
  • La porción en línea debe completarse antes de asistir a la sección presencial en el salón de clase.
  • La sección en línea tomara aproximadamente 3 horas para ser completada.

Procedimiento de la clase semipresencial:

  • La sección en línea permanecerá abierta durante dos semanas en un enlace proporcionado por 4C for Children.
  • La parte en línea tomara aproximadamente 3 horas para completarla. La sección en línea permanecerá abierta durante dos semanas. Por favor traiga su certificado que le darán al final de la sección en línea para la sección presencial.
  • Durante la sección en el salón de clase usted será evaluado en lo que usted aprendió en la sección en línea con los maniquís.
  • Al completar con éxito este curso, usted recibirá un certificado digital de Primeros Auxilios / RCP / DEA para adultos, niños y bebes válido por dos años.
  • La sección presencial aproximadamente dura 2 horas.

Por favor use ropa cómoda para la práctica del maniquí, Le recomendamos que traiga su propio almuerzo, las máquinas expendedoras están disponibles en nuestras instalaciones.

4C For Children se enorgullece de ser un proveedor de capacitación en Primeros Auxilios, RCP/DEA de la Cruz Roja Americana.

Fee: $90.00

Future Opportunities coming

Online Continuing Education

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


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Until further notice all of our classes will be held Virtual Zoom until we can safely meet face to face again in large groups of people.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Date: June 10, 2020

Class time: 6:00 -8:00 pm    Registry Event # 823275

Virtual Zoom Date: August 28, 2020

Class time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm  Registry Event # 823278

Transporting Children Safely

  This workshop will review regulation requirements regarding transportation of children in child care settings. Current regulations will be reviewed. The participants will be able to explore program policies related to transporting young children. Tips and strategies will be examined that can help providers in implementing practices that meet transportation regulations..

Fee: $30.00


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Until further notice all of our classes will be held Virtual Zoom until we can safely meet face to face again in large groups of people.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Date: September 21, 2020

Class time: 9:30 – 11:30 am  Registry Event # 823280

Back to the Sandbox - Building Literacy through Sensory Experiences

  How do you link literacy to the sensory table? Most teachers set up a great table but then walk away from the space. Learn ways you can connect literacy and the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards to your sensory experiences

Fee: $30.00


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Until further notice all of our classes will be held Virtual Zoom until we can safely meet face to face again in large groups of people.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Date: September 4, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Registry Event # 819964

Have you ever said what’s wrong with this kid? Understanding trauma and how it effects behavior

  Understanding how trauma effects children’s behaviors and ways the environment can cause trauma triggers. Tips for understanding the ways your environment can reduce or trigger trauma related behaviors will be explored. Walk away with an understanding of how you can help the little ones that you work with

Fee: $30.00


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual: Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Until further notice all of our classes will be held Virtual Zoom until we can safely meet face to face again in large groups of people.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Date: June 24, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm  Registry Event # 819950

Virtual Zoom Date: September 14, 2020

Class Time: 9:30-11:30 am  Registry Event # 823279

Online 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)


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

We are hoping to be back face to face with our classes in May however if the ‘safer at home” orders change then we will change over our May courses to Virtual: Zoom again if needed.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020  Fee: $25.00

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event # 820008

(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      


Face to face classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency. We hope to return soon.  Please note the May class may shift to Virtual zoom. If you are registering for it please have computer access available.

Location: 4C for Children 1736 N. 2nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53212

Dates: September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm    Registry Event # 820073

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 is being offered however it filled. Check back for another opportunity soon.

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


Face to Face classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency. We hope to return soon.  Future class listed below:

Dates: October 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 2020  Feel $125.00

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Registry Event # 820007

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


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

We are hoping to be back face to face with our classes in May however if the ‘safer at home” orders change then we will change over our May courses to Virtual: Zoom again if needed.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020  Fee: $35.00 discounted

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registry Event # 820012

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 discounted Fee: $35.00 noted by dates


NOTE: TEMPORARY Virtual Zoom courses being offered in the interim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register for these courses:

  1. You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker.
    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  2. You must have access to high speed internet.

Participants must have reliable internet access with a device that allows them to stream video, engage in online activities, download handouts and resources needed to engage in the learning content.  Participants will also need capacity to download and type into documents and/or scan and upload materials or take and email clear photographs/videos as documentation of implementation to share with their instructors. Participants should feel confident in their skills before registering.

Once registered, you will receive an email providing directions on how to log-in.  The email will contain your log-in and access code. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

We are hoping to be back face to face with our classes in May however if the ‘safer at home” orders change then we will change over our May courses to Virtual: Zoom again if needed.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these times together.

Virtual Zoom Date: June 30, 2020  Fee: $35.00 discounted

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event # 823284

Correspondence continuing education packets – One hour

Improving Teacher- Child Interactions

Building a positive relationship with the children in your classroom is essential to their success. Listening, eye contact, tone of voice, and understanding and respecting them as individuals can do wonders for the classroom environment. Leading the way and giving children tools to be successful in return makes you successful as a teacher – keeping all safe, secure, and developmentally ready for the education journey you’re embarking on as a group.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Registration is open until May 15, 2020
Self Paced Correspondence due on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 816077

ADD and IEP’s Observation, Intervention and Behavior Management

It is understandable that diagnosing and treating young children for ADD is controversial in some circles as one doesn’t what to “label” a child at too early an age. However, it remains crucial to identify signs that are reliable predictors of a future, if not current, diagnosis of ADD. Early intervention and know when to seek help is the key.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Registration is until May 15, 2020
Self paced: Packet due to return on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 815758

Working with Strong-willed children

Everyone works with strong-willed children, this correspondence packet is designed to help you understand why strong -willed children act the way they do and direct their strong personalities into more productive behaviors.  Resourceful strategies will be looked at.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register now through May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Packet to return on or before May 30, 2020

Registry Event # 816139

Biting & Hitting: Addressing Troubling Behaviors

Still-emerging language skills, and undeveloped impulse control make young children prime candidates for biting and hitting. This does not mean that teachers should ignore this type of action. There are reasons and learn what those reasons are and what to do if you are faced with this.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register by May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Packet to return on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 816140

Handling Challenging Behaviors: Rules, Rituals and Routines among useful strategies

Challenging behaviors can have serious developmental effects, even during early childhood. Learn basic principles as to why children engage in challenging behaviors as well as prevention strategies, preventive practices and positive behavior support.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Packet to return on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 816253

Beating Burnout: Child Care Providers Play Crucial Role

This article focuses on the importance of the role of the child care provider, how this relates to managing stress and beating burnout in the child care setting. The article helps you to answer critical questions about you and your job as a provider.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register open until May 15, 2020
Self paced: Packets are due back on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 816141

Bridging the Gap: Improving Communication with Parents

Communication between parents and providers isn’t always easy, but it is crucial.  Understanding each other is key to having shared, similar activities, fundamental values and goals for the child.  Discover tips for effective communication with parents and how partnering with parents benefits the child.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 816142

Culturally Competent Child Care

Do you have a culturally competent child care? Culture and cultural competence are important skills caregivers need to develop. This article explains how these skills and/or traits can be developed and then fostered in the classroom and how these skills can be passed unto children.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before May 30, 2020

Registry Event #816143

Creating the Right Atmosphere in your classroom

The objective of this training is to demonstrate how the physical parameters of a classroom have a great deal to do with learning. The training builds school success by showing how a carefully considered, positive classroom atmosphere promotes a learning environment.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 815794

Staff Motivation - Helping Teachers Enjoy their work

Directors should be aware of motivational methods that can help “jump start” their staff into enjoying their jobs again. Areas such as showing trust and respect, working with a vision, sharing decisions, and demonstrating true appreciation for staff members’ hard work, go a long way toward motivating staff…and a motivated staff is one whose enthusiasm shows up in their work. Since children notice the difference between truly engaged early childhood professionals and those who are mostly “going through the motions” on their jobs, children also benefit.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 815798

Recognizing and managing Autism

Learn about signs and symptoms that may be indicators of an autism spectrum disorder. Practical ideas for working with families are given. Ideas for more effective interactions are also shared.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 816144

Making Good Use of Play Time

To a Young child, real play is a crucial need. Discover benefits of play, how play fits in and ideas for promoting meaningful play.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event # 816247

Assessing Math Readiness Skills in Kindergarten

By the time children start kindergarten, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics notes that children already have, “considerable mathematical experience, a partial understanding of many concept and some important skills, including counting.”

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before May 15, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before May 30, 2020
Registry Event #816250

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.