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 opening up online options –  please check the course schedule for details.

Online Courses

Online 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.

Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm Registry Event # 812845

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Registry Event # 812853

Online 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.

Friday, April 3, 2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Registry Event # 812858

Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Registry Event # 813073

Online 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.

Friday, April 3, 2020 3:00 pm -5:00 pm Registry Event # 813083

Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Registry Event # 813085

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

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


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.

Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm Registry Event # 812845

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 am – 11:00 am Registry Event # 812853

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.

Friday, April 3, 2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Registry Event # 812858

Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Registry Event # 813073

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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.

Friday, April 3, 2020 3:00 pm -5:00 pm Registry Event # 813083

Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Registry Event # 813085

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 Soon

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 soon

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


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

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Making Math Opportunities Everyday Activities

   Math happens around us every day. Come and explore how you can incorporate math opportunities into your daily schedule and lesson plans. Learn about activities you can do with your children to instill in them mathematical knowledge about the world around them.

Fee: $30.00


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

Fun with Board Games

  Come and discover ways to create board games for your preschoolers. Skills from math, pre-reading, learning colors and so much more can be taught through your game. Participants will explore how to create their own board game and use it with the children the next day.

Fee: $30.00


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

Designing Engaging Environments

 

What does your classroom say to children and families? In this workshop we will talk about messages that environments send; the use of color, light and texture; organization and interest centers using the Environment Rating Scales. Create an environment that invites exploration and discovery engaging the children in learning.

Fee: $30.00


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Seeing Science Simply Everyday

Science happens around us every day. Learn activities you can do with your children to instill in them scientific knowledge and a sense of wonder about the world around them. Come and explore how you can incorporate science opportunities into your daily schedule and lesson plan.

Fee: $30.00

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Young Star Criteria Breakdown

The participants will go through the criteria requirements and optional points in detail.  Workshop will cover the Group, Family and School Age criteria.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask question, share ideas, and learn more from others.  Work will go into detail for programs looking to enhance the quality of their programs.

Fee: $30.00

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

Enhancing Your Interest Area- Dramatic Play

The participants will take a deep dive into the dramatic play interest center. Workshop will make the connection between Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and Developmentally Appropriate Environments (DAE). Explore a variety of materials and activities for Dramatic Play that will enhance children’s learning. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and learn more from others.

Fee: $30.00

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Enhancing Your Interest Area- Block Play

Let’s take a deeper dive into the Block Area Interest Center.  Explore a variety of materials and activities for the Block Area that will enhance children’s learning. Discover the connection between Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and Developmentally Appropriate Environments. Use this opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and learn more from others about their block area.

Fee: $30.00

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Enhancing Your Interest Area- Art & Literacy Area

Let’s take a deeper dive into the Art & Literacy Center. Come and Explore a variety of materials and activities for the art and literacy centers that will engage your children’s interest.  Take this opportunity to learn more from others, ask questions and share ideas together.  Make the connection between Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) and Developmentally Appropriate Environments (DAE).

Fee: $30.00

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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)


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


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

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


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

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.

(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      


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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       


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Guardianes de los niños con obligación de reporter

Guardianes de los niños-De la oscuridad a la luz, es un currículo de entrenamiento de dos horas con evidencia informada para que los adultos prevengan, reconozcan y reaccionen responsablemente al abuso sexual infantil. El entrenamiento de las personas obligadas a reportar reconoce que ciertas personas en Wisconsin son requeridas ya sea por los estatutos del estado o por una orden ejecutiva del gobernador para divulgar sospechas de abuso y descuido a un niño. Hay un sistema establecido — servicios de protección infantil y agencias policiales, servicios tribales, servicios comunitarios de tratamiento y apoyo, cuidado de crianza y el sistema judicial — para intervenir en nombre de los niños que pueden ser abusados o descuidados y para asegurar su seguridad. Sin embargo, para que este sistema funcione, primero alguien debe identificar y referir a los niños que podrían necesitar protección. Ese es el papel de las personas obligadas a reportar.

Regular Fee:  $40.00      Special Scholarship funded: $20.00 


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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  

       

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Ages & Stages Questionnaire-3 (6 Hours)

Developmental screening is a proven strategy for identifying children’s strengths and opportunities for growth. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3 empowers parents and child care providers to meet children’s needs regarding whole child developmental milestones. This training offers participants the opportunity to explore the purpose developmental screening and how to have conversations with families and professionals regarding screening tools, rationale, and outcomes. Additionally, participants will learn the components of the tool, how to use the tool, and how to score the tool.

Regular Fee:  $60.00    $40.00 as noted with Youngstar discount


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

Stewards of Children with Mandated Reporter

Stewards of Children – Darkness to Light, an evidence-informed two-hour training curriculum for adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The Mandatory Reporter Training recognizes that certain people in Wisconsin are required either by the state statutes or by an executive order of the governor to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a system in place — child protective services and law enforcement agencies, tribal services, community treatment and support services, foster care and the court system — to intervene on behalf of children who may be abused or neglected and to secure their safety. For this system to function, however, someone must first identify and refer the children who might need protection. That is the role of mandated reporters.

Regular Fee:  $40.00      $35.00 as noted with Youngstar discount 


Classes postponed due to COVID-19 emergency.

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.