Welcome

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

Direct links to The-Registry.org simplify everything! Find your course in the list below, then click the box to expand the course details. Click the direct Registry course # link and sign up for your course. It is that easy!

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.

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 that you would like to take and click on the Registry Event # to register.

Entry Level Course offerings in English and Spanish – Virtual Zoom

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: 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 and will be sent one day before the start date of class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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: September 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2020        Class time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm  Registry Event # 827365

Virtual Zoom Dates: October 19, 22, 26, 29, Nov. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 30, Dec. 3, 2020     Class time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 832688

Virtual Zoom Dates:   November 17, 18, 24, 25, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 2020    Class time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event # 827366

Virtual Zoom Dates:  January 4, 5, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26, Feb. 1, 2, 8, 2021        Class time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm    Registry Event # 827371

Introducción A La Profesión De Cuidado De Niños (45 horas)

Esta clase se requiere para guarderías familiares con licencia o para asistente de maestro en un centro de grupo con licencia.  También puede ser usada para cumplir con los requisitos para cuidado de niños certificado por el condado * Esta es la primera clase que necesita tomar.

Fee: $155.00 Time: 45 hours


NOTE:  Virtual: Zoom courses

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.

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.

Dates: Septiembre 28, Octubre 1, 5, 8, 19, 22, 26, 29, Noviembre 2, 5, 9, 12, 16,2020

Times: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm    Registry Event # 827152

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: 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 and will be sent one date before the class start date. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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: December 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 28, Jan. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 2021

Class time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Registry Event # 827352

Destrezas y Estrategias para Maestro de Cuido de Niños (45 horas)

Este curso está diseñado  para explorar la relación entre crecimiento, desarrollo y planificación del currículo. Se recomienda antes de tomar este curso haber completado el curso de Introducción al Cuidado Profesional. Este curso es requerido para ser Maestro líder en una Guardería de Centro Grupal.

Fee: $155.00 Time: 45 hours


NOTE:  Virtual: Zoom courses

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.

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.

Dates:  Septiembre 26, Octubre 3, 10, 24, 31, Noviembre 7, 21, Diciembre 5, 12, 2020

Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Registry Event # 826651 

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: 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 this will be sent one day before the start of your class.  Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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: September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 16, 23, 2020

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

Virtual Zoom Dates: October 8, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 827379

Virtual Zoom Dates: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2020

Class Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm    Registry Event # 827385

Virtual Zoom Dates:  January 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 2020

Class Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 827390

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: 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 this email will come one date before the start of class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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: September 15, 17, 22, 24, 2020

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

Virtual Zoom Dates: October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2020

Class time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm  Registry Event # 827399

Virtual Zoom Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020

Class time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 827403

Virtual Zoom Dates: December 8, 9, 15, 16, 2020

Class time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registry Event # 827404

Virtual Zoom Dates: January 19, 20, 26, 27, 2021

Class time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 827405

Fundamentos de Cuidado de Niños Familiar (12 horas)

Este curso está diseñado para explorar los pasos necesarios para establecer un negocio de guardería familiar. Los
participantes aprenderán técnicas de mantenimiento de registros, así como las pólizas, prácticas profesionales,
procedimientos de seguridad y salud.

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.

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: Septiembre 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event # 826650   

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.

Currently no offerings please contact the office to let us know if you wish to have this class. 

Continuing Education – Health and Safety – Virtual Zoom

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:  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.
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 this email will be sent one day before the date of the training. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Virtual Zoom Date: September 14, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Registry Event # 827672

Virtual Zoom Date: October 10, 2020

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 827675

 Virtual Zoom Date: December 14, 2020

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event # 827683

Virtual Zoom Date: January 7, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event #827695

Shaken Baby Syndrome – SBS

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: September 8, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Registry Event # 827752

Virtual Zoom: October 10, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Registry Event # 827779

Virtual Zoom: December 14, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Registry Event # 827780

Virtual Zoom: January 7, 2021

Time: 12:30pm – 2:30 pm  Registry Event # 827784

El Síndrome del Bebé Sacudido (SBS)


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: Agosto 20, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registry Event # 826652

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: 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 this email will be sent one day before the training start date. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

Virtual Zoom Date: September 21, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm    Registry Event # 827706

Virtual Zoom Date: October 10, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Registry Event # 827707             

Virtual Zoom Date: December 14, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Registry Event # 827710

Virtual Zoom Date: January 7, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Registry Event # 827739

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


Virtual Zoom date: Augosto 27, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Registry Event # 827161

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

Continuing Education- Virtual Zoom

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: 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 the email will be sent one day ahead of training date. 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: August 28, 2020

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

Virtual Zoom Date: October 30, 2020

Class time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Registry Event # 828049

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: 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 the email will be sent one day before the training start date. 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

Virtual Zoom Date: October 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Registry Event # 828075

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:  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 the email will be sent one day before the training date. 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

Supporting the School Age Virtual Support Teacher (VST)

This workshop will provide ideas and activities to help virtual support teachers in encouraging positive academic success while supporting their emotional and physical needs at the same time. The workshop will discuss the need for physical movement and ‘brain breaks’, time away from the mask, unstructured time, creative expression, maintaining friendships and self-care/emotional support. Activities, skill development and resources will be provided for the VST to use in the classrooms starting tomorrow.

Fee: $30.00


NOTE:  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 the email will be sent one day before the class start date. 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 14, 2020

Class Time: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm Registry Event # 828395

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:  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 the email will be sent one day before the class start date. 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 14, 2020

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

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


NOTE:  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 the email will be sent one day before the class start date. 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 23, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm Registry Event # 828060

Virtual Zoom Date:  November 19, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Registry Event # 828064

Virtual Zoom Date: January 16, 2021

Class Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registry Event # 828065

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:  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 the email will be sent one day before the class start date. 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 am -11:30 am Registry Event # 823280

Virtual Zoom Date:  October 30, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registry Event # 828075

Don’t Just 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


NOTE:  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 the email will be sent one day before the class start date. 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 16, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm Registry Event # 828044

Virtual Zoom Date:  October 7, 2020

Class Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registry Event # 828046

 YoungStar Training- Virtual Zoom

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: 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 the email is sent one day before the start of class. 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 class date: September 1, 2020  Fee: $25.00

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registry Event # 827322

Virtual class date: November 5, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Registry Event # 827339

Virtual class date: December 21, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm Registry Event # 827325

(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.

Dates have been postponed and are being looked into

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 have been postponed for all face to face we will be looking into adding emodule classes soon.

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:  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 the email will come one date before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date: October 29, 2020  Fee: $35.00 discounted

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Registry Event # 827341

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: 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 the email will be sent one day before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date: November 20, 2020  Fee: $35.00 discounted

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registry Event # 827336

Learning Environments and Curriculum Through the Lens of DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Environment)

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 Curricular Framework content areas.

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


NOTE: 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 the email will be sent one day before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date: August 28, 2020  Fee: $35.00 discounted

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Registry Event # 827314           

Virtual Zoom Date: January, 14, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event # 827327

Healthy Bites: Nutrition for Children

This course will empower early care and education programs to improve the quality of the meals and snacks served by including foods recommended for proper growth and development for children ages 1 through 12.

     Youngstar discounted Fee: $25.00 


NOTE: 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 the email will be sent one day before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date: January 12 and 13, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registry Event # 827926

Healthy Bites: Nutrition for Infants

This course will empower early care and education programs to support and promote breastfeeding and to improve the quality of the meals and snacks served by including foods recommended for proper growth.

     Youngstar discounted Fee: $25.00 


NOTE: 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 the email will be sent one day before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date: January 20, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registry Event # 827949

Healthy Bites: Planning Healthy Meals

This course will empower early care and education programs to improve the quality of the meals and snacks served through the development of effective menus that include foods recommended for proper growth and development.

     Youngstar discounted Fee: $25.00 


NOTE: 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 the email will be sent one day before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date: January 20, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registry Event # 827950

Healthy Bites: Supporting Healthy Eating

This course will empower early care and education programs to make mealtimes enjoyable and pleasant while promoting healthy eating habits and behaviors.

     Youngstar discounted Fee: FREE


NOTE: 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 the email will be sent one day before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date: January 26, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Registry Event # 827934

Healthy Bites: Writing a Nutrition Policy

This course will provide training to early care and education teachers and providers on the development of nutrition policies which are key for improving and sustaining nutrition quality of meals served and the nutrition environment. This course will also support program assessment, improvement plans and continuous evaluation which all draw upon ongoing support from staff and families.

     Youngstar discounted Fee: FREE


NOTE: 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 the email will be sent one day before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date: January 27, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Registry Event # 827933

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             


NOTE: 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 the email will be sent one day before the start of the class. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile.

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

Virtual Zoom Date  October 31, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 831136

Correspondence continuing education packets – One hour

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 before November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826346

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: Registration open until November 23, 2020
Self paced: Packets are due back on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826350

Teamwork: Effectively Leading, Relating & Communicating

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

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826612

Strategies for Effective Visual Supervision

This article will focus on some effective strategies both indoors and outdoors. This is to ensure safety and reduce the chances of unattended children.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826613

Creating Opportunities to Expand Fine & Gross Motor Skills

Early childhood offers enormous potential for growth in fine and gross motor skill development.  Discover opportunities to recognize the skills and the milestones of growth within the domain.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826614

Creating Effective Lesson Plans for Preschoolers

Discover how lesson plans are an important part of learning.  Learn a four-step approach to help write them and the types of lesson plan systems that exist.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826615

Creating Age- Appropriate Activities & Projects

Children love to investigate.  Learn about age-appropriate activities and examine a project approach way of teaching children in your classroom.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826616

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 November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826351

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 November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826362

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 November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826363

Building Meaningful Relationships with Families

Learn strategies for building meaningful relationships with families and the create concepts for helping families become supported and connected to the child care setting.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 827053

Promoting Cultural and Racial Diversity

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

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before November 23, 2020
Self Paced: Return packet on or before December 1, 2020
Registry Event # 826617

TTAP Trainings – Virtual Zoom

Foundations Course (7 hours)

This course, will explore the art and the science of training and technical assistance through some unique lenses.  As a T-TA Professional, you must know the science behind training and/or technical assistance, such as knowledge of adult learning theory, the technical components of organizing goals and objectives, and developing professional relationships.  You must also have the skills and dispositions to apply those theories and the goals to develop a relationship of respect and trust: this is an art.  This training will provide opportunities to play, to engage with others and to reflect on the important work you do.  We will dig deeper and explore wider the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be a successful Training and Technical Assistance Professional.  You will leave feeling challenged and inspired.

Regular Fee $70.00


Location: Virtual Zoom
Date: November 3 from 5:00 – 9:00pm  & November 10 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Must attend both sessions

Registry Event ID # 832229

Training Professional Course (7 hours + 1 hour assignment)

This course, will explore the art and the science of training all early childhood professionals.  To address the science of designing and implementing trainings, you will learn how to utilize a framework for organizing content as well as gain an understanding of how adults learn in an environment that is engaging and interactive.  Training is also an art.  The art of knowing how, when to reenergize your audience or how to handle the participants who are disengaged.  This training will also explore some active learning strategies designed to engage adult learners.  Finally, you will complete an inventory of Practice that infuses strategies learned in the course as well as submit a reflection of your training practices and receive feedback from the course instructor.

Regular Fee $90.00


Location: Virtual Zoom
Date: October 1 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm  & October 6 5:00 – 8:00 pm  Must attend both sessions

Registry Event # 828763

Technical Assistance Professional Course (7 hours + 1 hour assignment)

This course will dig deeper into what it takes to provide relationship-based professional development for adults throughout the early childhood field.  The training will explore ways to mentor, coach, and consult for inquiry, reflection, and leadership.  Technical assistance is also an art.  The art of communicating to support awareness that leads to change.  Training will offer opportunities to brainstorm and problem-solve some of the common issues around technical assistance.  Finally, you will complete a reflective professional development plan and received feedback from instructor.

Regular Fee $90.00


Location: Virtual Zoom
Date: November 17 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm & November 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm 
Registry Event # 828765

Q&A

What classes do I need to take?

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

  • School Age Assistant Class

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:

  • First Aid and Infant/Child/Adult CPR

  • Child Abuse and Neglect

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.

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)

Requirements

To work in a Family Child Care Home:

Licensed Family Child Care Provider

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Fundamentals of Family Child Care
  • Fundamental of Infant & Toddler Care

Certified Family Child Care Provider

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Fundamentals of Family Child Care

To work in a Group Child Care Building:

Lead Teacher in a Group Center

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
  • Fundamental of Infant & Toddler Care

Assistant Teacher in a Group Center

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care

Group Center Director (50 capacity Max)

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
  • 3 credits in the WI Child Care Administrator Credentials within 1 year from the date your Program Opens

Group Center Director (51 or More Capacity)

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
  • 2 courses in the WI Child Care Administrator Credential for Child Care Administrators (prior to starting Position) or
  • 2 credit-based courses in Early Childhood education (prior to starting Position)
  • Need Full WI Child Care Administrator Credential for Child Care Administrators within 3 years

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)

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.