Class Schedule

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Entry Level Course offerings in English and Spanish – Virtual Zoom online live

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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    

June Start Dates: 

Virtual Zoom Dates: June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 July 6, 2021

Class time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm                         Full

Virtual zoom dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021 

Class time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm            Full

Virtual Zoom Dates: June 30, July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2021

Class time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm           Full

July Start Dates: 

Virtual Zoom Dates: July 16, 23, 30, August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 2021

Class time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm                             Full

August Start Dates: 

Virtual Zoom Dates: August 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, September 7, 2021

Class time: 9:00 – 1:30 pm                                        Registry Event ID # 849491

September Start Dates: 

Virtual Zoom Dates: September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 2021

Class time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm                            Registry Event ID # 849492

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. The book and materials are emailed to you from your instructor.

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

Each class listed is 45 hours worth of time, you are signing up to attend all dates at the time indicated for class.

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


Virtual zoom dates: Junio 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 2021

Class Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 849493

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.

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

July session

Virtual Zoom Dates: July 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, Aug 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 2021        Class Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm          Full

August session

Virtual Zoom Dates: August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18, December 2, 2021

Class time: 5:30 pm  – 9:00 pm                  Registry Event ID #847498

September session

Virtual Zoom Dates: September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2021

Class Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm                Registry Event ID # 851166

Virtual zoom dates: September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, November 4, 5, 12, 2021

Class time: 9:00  am – 12:30 pm                    Registry Event ID # 847500

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. Your book and materials are emailed from your instructor.

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.

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


Virtual zoom dates: Augusto 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 2021

Class time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                Registry Event ID #847807

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.

Virtual zoom Dates:    Marzo 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, Abril 1, 5, 8, 12, 2021                                               

Hora: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm      Class In Progress

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

July Start Date:

Virtual Zoom Dates: July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2021

Class time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm          Registry Event ID #849496

Virtual Zoom Dates: July 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, August 2, 2021

Class time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm         Registry Event ID # 851170

August Start Date:

Virtual Zoom Dates: August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8, 2021

Class time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm          Registry Event ID #849497

September Start Date:

Virtual Zoom Dates: September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2021

Class time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm          Registry Event ID #849504

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. Your book and materials are emailed to you from your instructor.

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.

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


Virtual Zoom Dates: Augusto 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021

Class time: 9:00 am – 1:30pm          Registry Event ID # 849494

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.

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: 15 hours

July offering: 

Virtual Zoom Dates: July 20, 22, 27, 29 August 3, 2021

Class time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm              Full

August offering: 

Virtual Zoom Dates: August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, 2021

Class time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm                  Full

Virtual zoom dates: August 9, 16, 23, 30, Sept 13, 2021

Class time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm          Registry Event ID # 852370

September offering: 

Virtual Zoom Dates: September 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 2021

Class time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm                Registry Event ID # 847508

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. Your book and materials are emailed to your from your instructor.

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.

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


Virtual Zoom dates: Julio 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 2021

Class Times: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm                  Registry Event ID # 847811

NOTE: Online 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:  Marzo 5, 12, 19,  26, 2021

Class times: Hora: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon          Registry Event ID # 837124

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


Please call Tracie Dachel – Training Coordinator to be entered on the Wish list for this course 414-267-3454

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. 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 online live

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


June Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: June 3, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am    Registry Event ID # 838396

July Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: July 17, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am  Registry Event ID #849114

September Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: September 20, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am  Registry Event ID # 849115

November Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am  Registry Event ID #849116

NOTE:  Virtual: Zoom courses

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.

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

June Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: June 3, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm    Registry Event ID # 838427

July Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: July 17, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm  Registry Event ID # 849117

September Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: September 20, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm  Registry Event ID # 849118

November Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Registry Event ID # 849119

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.

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 date: Abril 8, 2021

Class Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm        Registry Event ID #837155 

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

June Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: June 3, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 838412

July Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: July 17, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 849122

September Class:

Virtual Zoom Date: September 20, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Registry Event Id # 849124

November Class: 

Virtual Zoom Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 849125

NOTE: Virtual Zoom

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.

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

No Offerings at this time

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

Registry Event ID #852629

Hands on Session: July 24, 2021                                        1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Online session available July 19 through 24

Registration deadline is July 21

Registry Event ID # 852775

Hands on Session: July 26, 2021                                       6:00 pm – 8:00pm

Online session available July 19 through 26

Registration deadline is July 21

Registry Event ID #852792

 

Hands on Session: July 27, 2021                                        6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online session available July 20 through 27

Registration deadline is July 22

Registry Event ID # 852798

Hands on Session: July 28, 2021                                       6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online session available July 21 through 28

Registration deadline is July 23

Registry Event ID # 852813

Hands on Session: July 29, 2021                                       6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online session available July 22 through 29

Registration deadline is July 25

Registry Event ID # 852834

Hands on Session: July 31, 2021                                         9:00 am – 11:00 am

Online session available July 26 through 31

Registration deadline is July 28

 

Registry Id # 853045

 

Hands on Session: July 31, 2021                                        1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Online session available July 26 through 31

Registration deadline is July 28

 

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

Classes postponed due to Covid 19

Continuing Education – Virtual Zoom online live

Offerings available in English and Spanish

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


Virtual Zoom Date: June 4, 2021  Class time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Registry Event ID # 849881

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.

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


Virtual Zoom date: October 20, 2021    Class time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 849995

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.

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


Virtual Zoom date: July 9, 2021    Class time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Registry Event ID # 850034

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.

Science: Can you see it? It’s in everything you do!

Science experiences are an important part of the early learning years. They create the wonder and discovery of all of life’s questions. Come and learn the different types of science and how to incorporate it into your everyday activities. Learn how to create intentional science situations that will impact a child’s life.

Fee: $30.00


Virtual Zoom date: July 9, 2021    Class time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Registry Event ID # 849991

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.

YoungStar Trainings –  Virtual Zoom online live

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 

June Zoom Offering – $21.00 special offer

June 2, 2021  Time: 12:30pm-3:30 pm Registry Event ID #845892

August Zoom Offering

August 7, 2021  Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Registry Event Id # 850004

October Zoom Offering

October 27, 2021  Time 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registry Event ID # 850008

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.

Fortaleciendo familias por medio del cuidado temprano y la educación con obligación de reporter

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.

     $21.00  Youngstar discount             


Virtual Zoom Date:  May 27, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Registry Event ID #845991

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.

(WMELS) Wisconsin Model of Early Learning Standards- Virtual, Live (20 hours)

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.

 YoungStar discount – $60.00 Partially Funded by Department of Children and Families    (Waved -Regular fee: $125.00 )      

Future dates coming soon

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: $75.00  with discounted funding sponsored by DCF Department of Children and Families (regular fee is $125.00)


Future dates coming soon

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 


June zoom training: Special $21.00

June 16, 2021   Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event ID #845988

August Zoom Offerings

August 10, 2021  Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon Registry Event ID # 850009

November Zoom Offerings

November 3, 2021  Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registry Event ID # 850012

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.

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 


June zoom training: Special $21.00

June 9, 2021  Time: 6:00pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event ID #845982

September Zoom Offering:

September 13, 2021   Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 850015

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.

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             


No offering at this time.  Call the office to request 414-562-2650

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.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice Interest Area Workshop: Math

This training focuses on the math interest area or adding math in all interest areas, including setting up of the space and selecting materials for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children. The WI Model Early Learning Standards and the School Age Curricular Framework content areas are explored, and connections are made to the YoungStar evaluation criteria. The critical role that teachers play will be discussed as well as teacher-child and child-child interactions.

     $10.00  Youngstar discount             


Virtual Zoom Date: June 2, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registry Event Id # 839096

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.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice Interest Area Workshop: Drama

This training focuses on the dramatic play interest area, including setting up of the space and selecting materials for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children. The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards and the School Age Curricular Framework content areas are explored, and connections are made to the YoungStar evaluation criteria. The critical role that teachers play will be discussed as well as teacher-child and child-child interactions.

     $10.00  Youngstar discount             


Virtual Zoom Date: June 4, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm       Registry Event Id # 839101

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.

Literacy Vital Components - Supporting Language and Early Literacy

Literacy Vital Components is one session in a series of seven designed to promote evidence-based universal practices that support the six standards-based content areas of early literacy. This course provides an introduction to the six vital components of early literacy, based on early learning standards and current research. Strategies are included to address Dual Language Learner needs. The target audience for training includes all teachers and providers serving children in the birth through 5 years range. While adaptations and modifications to meet the needs of individual children are strongly encouraged, universal practices are the primary focus of this training.

     $21.00  Youngstar discount             


Virtual Zoom Date: June 5, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm       Registry Event ID #845909

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.

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

This training is best practice in early care and education, supporting providers with knowledge, connections to standards, strategies and self-reflection on their role in how to incorporate art concepts into their programs. The training will walk providers through approaches on how adults can support children’s creative experiences in art. Art will be explored through hands on activities. Additionally, participants will learn how to integrate art materials and concepts in learning experiences and exploration in their environment specific to the Environment Rating Scale

     $21.00  Youngstar discount             


Virtual Zoom Date: June 24, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Registry Event ID # 845989

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.

YoungStar Trainings –  Environment Rating Scale Third Edition Trainings – Virtual Zoom

Moving to the Third Edition of the Environment Rating Scales - Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar Prepare for 2021/2022

The course focuses on the third editions of Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3), Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-3), and Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-3). This training will enable participants to work closely with a Young Star Technical Consultant, addressing questions and concerns around the differences. Participants will have time to explore the scales, ask questions, add additional notes for clarification, and highlight required interactions.
One Environment Rating Scale Book (valued at $25.95) will be issued for this training. Department of Children and Families have generously supplemented the book cost at this time.

When registering please indicate which one you are choosing. Book for training has an additional mailing cost of $3.00 at this time.  Book will be mailed out in time for the class. All handouts will be sent email for the class. Book options are (ECERS-3, ITERS-3, and FCERS-3 choose one when registering)

Regular fee: $35.00      Class Fee: $ 25.00

Book fee: $25.95 (free) funded by Department of Children and Families  and  book mailing fee $3.00


August Zoom Offerings:

August 9, 2021   Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Registry Event ID # 850038

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.

* This three-hour course is intended for child care providers who are currently using the Revised Edition of the Environment Rating Scales for program assessment.              

Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales - Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar

This three-hour course will provide you with an introduction to the Environment Rating Scales, referred to as ERS tools. The ERS tools provide an overall picture of the environment that has been created for the children and adults who share an early childhood setting. There are four Environment Rating Scales used in the different segments of the early childhood field, this course will introduce you to each scale, providing an overview of how and when to use each scale to assess program quality. This face-to-face training will enable participants to work closely with a YoungStar Technical Consultant, explore the scales, ask questions, add additional notes for clarification, and highlight required interactions. Participants are encouraged to take one or more of Exploring courses after completion of this course, for a comprehensive look at the individual scales.
One Environment Rating Scale Book (valued at $25.95) will be issued for this training. Department of Children and Families have generously supplemented the book cost at this time.

When registering please indicate which one you are choosing. Book for training has an additional mailing cost of $3.00 at this time.  Book will be mailed out in time for the class. All handouts will be sent email for the class. (Books available to choose ECERS-3, ITERS-3 and FCERS-3 choose one when registering)

Regular fee: $35.00      Class Fee: $ 25.00

Book fee: $25.95 (free) funded by Department of Children and Families  and  book mailing fee $3.00


July Zoom Offerings:

July 20, 2021  Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  Registry Event ID # 850035

August Zoom Offerings:

August 7, 2021  Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon  Registry Event ID #850036

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.

* This three-hour course is intended for child care providers who are currently using the Revised Edition of the Environment Rating Scales for program assessment.              

Exploring the Third Edition of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales - Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar

This course is designed to be taken after completion of either the Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales – Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar or Moving to the Third Edition of the Environment Rating Scales, Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar Prepare for 2021/2022 course. This three-hour course will provide you with a comprehensive look at the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Third Edition, referred to as ECERS-3. ECERS-3 is designed to assess center-based child care programs for preschool children 3 years through 5 years of age. This face-to-face training will enable participants to work closely with a YoungStar Technical Consultant, addressing questions and concerns about the scale.

It is suggested to purchase this book if you did not attend the Introduction to the Environment Rating Scale first.

Regular fee: $35.00      Class Fee: $ 25.00


August Zoom Offerings: 

August 17, 2021  Time 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  Registry Event ID #850039

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.

* This three-hour course is intended for child care providers who are currently using the Revised Edition of the Environment Rating Scales for program assessment.              

Exploring the Third Edition of the Infant and Toddler Environment Rating Scales - Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar

This three-hour course will provide you with a comprehensive look at the Third Edition of the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, referred to as ITERS-3. ITERS-3 is designed to assess center-based child care programs for children birth to 3 years. This face-to-face training will enable participants to work closely with a YoungStar Technical Consultant, addressing questions and concerns about the scale.

It is suggested to purchase this book if you did not attend the Introduction to the Environment Rating Scale first.

Regular fee: $35.00      Class Fee: $ 25.00


August Zoom Offering:

August 24, 2021  Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Registry Event ID # 850040


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.

* This three-hour course is intended for child care providers who are currently using the Revised Edition of the Environment Rating Scales for program assessment.              

Exploring the Third Edition of the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scales - Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar

This three-hour course will provide you with a comprehensive look at the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Third Edition, referred to as FCCERS-3. FCCERS-3 is designed to assess family child care programs serving children from birth through school-age, up to 12 years of age, including the provider’s own children if present.  This face-to-face training will enable participants to work closely with a YoungStar Technical Consultant, addressing questions and concerns about the scale.

It is suggested to purchase this book if you did not attend the Introduction to the Environment Rating Scale first.

Regular fee: $35.00      Class Fee: $ 25.00


September Zoom Offerings:

September 11, 2021   Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon Registry Event ID # 850042

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.

* This three-hour course is intended for child care providers who are currently using the Revised Edition of the Environment Rating Scales for program assessment.              

Exploring the Updated Edition of the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scales - Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar

This course is designed to be taken after completion of the Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales – Supporting Program’s Participating in YoungStar course. This three-hour course will provide you with a comprehensive look at the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale-Updated, referred to as SACERS-U. SACERS-U is designed to assess group-care programs for school-age children, ages 5 to 12 during their out-of-school time. This scale is used in both group centers or in a stand-alone program that is located at a public or private setting.   This face-to-face training will enable participants to work closely with a YoungStar Technical Consultant, addressing questions and concerns about the scale.

It is suggested to purchase this book if you did not attend the Introduction to the Environment Rating Scale first.

Regular fee: $35.00      Class Fee: $ 25.00


August Zoom Offerings:

August 30, 2021   Time 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Registry Event ID # 850043

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.

* This three-hour course is intended for child care providers who are currently using the Revised Edition of the Environment Rating Scales for program assessment.              

Correspondence continuing education packets – One hour

Available April 5 through August 27, 2021

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 August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846396

Creating A Child Care Environment that is Culturally Diverse

Learn why it is important to create a culturally diverse environment.  Explore common challenges that may affect children and families with culturally diverse backgrounds. Take a way tips for creating a diverse environment.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846399

Understanding, Recognizing and Responding to Trauma

Recognizing trauma early on can present several benefits, not just for the child experiencing it, but for everyone else around that child.  Children involved with trauma have a bigger probability of battling addictions or other issues later in life.  The good news is children are very resilient, but the issue should not be overlooked.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021

Registry Event ID #846476

Respecting Different Cultures

According to NAEYC, what children learn in their preschool years greatly influences whether they will grow up to value, accept, and comfortably interact with diverse people- or whether they will succumb to the biases that result in, or help to justify, unfair treatment of an individual because of his or her identity. This packet will help children develop positive feelings about racial and cultural identity.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846408

Nutritional recommendations for children - A guide for early child care teachers

Discover ways to encourage healthy eating, learn new activities to promote healthy eating and team up with parents to help children eat better.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846409

Handling Challenging Behaviors rules, rituals& 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 August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846410

Establishing Productive Relationships with Parents

Learn ways to create consistency and connection with parents.  Build a better relationship and learn ways to overcome barriers parents may have in being more involved in their children’s learning.

Regular Fee $8.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Register before August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846411

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 August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021

Registry Event ID #846477

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 August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846406

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 August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846398

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 August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID # 846403

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 August 27, 2021
Self paced: Packets are due back on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID #846405

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 August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID # 846407

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 August 27, 2021
Self Paced: Return packet on or before September 1, 2021
Registry Event ID # 846407

TTAP Trainings 

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.                                 You must attend both sessions

Regular Fee $70.00

July 13, 2021 5:30pm – 9:30pm & Registry Event ID # 849101
July 14, 2021 5:30pm – 8:30pm

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, down load 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.

The day before your first class, you will receive an email providing directions on how to login.  The email will contain a join the meeting link with password and meeting ID. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile before registering as we will use the information in the profile to send all items.


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.

You must attend both sessions

Regular Fee $90.00

August 10, 2021 5:30pm – 9:30pm & Registry Event ID #849108
August 11, 2021 5:30pm – 8:30pm

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, down load 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.

The day before your first class, you will receive an email providing directions on how to login.  The email will contain a join the meeting link with password and meeting ID. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile before registering as we will use the information in the profile to send all items.


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.

You must attend both sessions

Regular Fee $90.00

September 14, 2021 5:30pm – 9:30pm &          Registry Event ID # 849111
September 16, 2021 5:30pm – 8:30pm

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, down load 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.

The day before your first class, you will receive an email providing directions on how to login.  The email will contain a join the meeting link with password and meeting ID. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile before registering as we will use the information in the profile to send all items.

Train the Trainer – Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers

Train the Trainer - 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.

Department-approved SBS trainers who have previously completed an SBS Train the Trainer session are not required to complete the new AHT Prevention Train the Trainer but are encouraged to do so. All department-approved trainers must begin to implement the new AHT curriculum no later than September 1, 2020.

Shaken Baby Syndrome is one form of Abusive Head Trauma. AHT also includes injury, not only to the brain, but also 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

Regular Fee $75.00

June offering:  

Virtual zoom training – Saturday,  June 12, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am            Registry Event ID # 849141

July offering: 

Virtual zoom training – Saturday, July 17, 2021

Time: 9:00 am -11:00 am            Registry Event ID #849142

You must have access to a computer with a camera and audio speaker. To register for these courses:

    1. If you do not have audio speaker on your computer, you can call in with a phone.
  1. 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, down load 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.

The day before your first class, you will receive an email providing directions on how to login.  The email will contain a join the meeting link with password and meeting ID. Please make sure your email and phone are up to date in your registry profile before registering as we will use the information in the profile to send all items.


Welcome

The 4C For Children 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.

If you have any questions about which classes are appropriate for you or want further information about the classes offered, please contact us at 414-562-2650 or 414-562-2670. You can also contact us through the 4C website: www.4cfc.org

Classes Required

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 Center:

Lead Teacher in a Group Center

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
  • Fundamental of Infant & Toddler Care
  • School Age Assistant (if working with school age children)

Assistant Teacher in a Group Center

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care
  • School Age Assistant (if working with school age children)

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:

  • Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers (AHT) as of September 1, 2020 and Sudden Infant Death Training (SIDS) are required for all Child Care Professionals working with children under the age of 5. Note: AHT 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)

Q&A

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/AHT are also needed. Is that true?

Yes. However, both Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) NEWLY named Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers (AHT) as of 9-1-20 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. https://www.the-registry.org/Credentials/Administrator.html

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

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

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.