Welcome

A whole new way to find your courses!

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

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

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

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

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

Training Contact

Tracie: tdachel@4c-forchildren.org

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

Requirements

To work in a Family Child Care Home:

To work in a Group Child Care Building:

Group Center Director (50 capacity Max)

Group Center Director (51 or More Capacity)

Additional Required Training:

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

Course Schedule

Entry Level Courses

*Introduction to the Child Care Profession*

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

Fee: $155.00 Time: 45 hours


Location: 4C -For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: May 20, 21, 28, June 3, 4, 10, 17, 18, 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Registry Event # 788637

Location: 4C -For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: June 24, July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Registry Event # 798289

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: July 3,10,11,18,24,25,31, August 1,7, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Registry Event # 796091

Ubicación: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Fecha: Junio 1,8,15, 29, Julio 13, 20, 27, 2019   
Hora: 8:00am – 2:30pm
Evento De Registro: #795274 (spanish)

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: August 28, 29, Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30pm
Registry Event # 796092

Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

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

Fee: $155.00 Time: 45 hours


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: July 22, 23, 29, 30, August 6, 12, 19, 20, 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Registry Event #796094

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6,13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 am – 9:30pm
Registry Event #796098

Ubicación: 4C Milwaukee (2nd Street)
Fecha: Noviembre 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Diciembre 7, 14, 2019  
Hora: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Evento De Registro: Registry Event # 795281 (Spanish)

Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care

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

Fee: $100.00 Time: 18 hours


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 796099

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: July 1, 8, 15, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 3:00 pm
Registry Event # 796100              

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: August 15, 16, 22, 23 2019
Time: 9:00 am 1:30 pm
Registry Event # 796101

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: September 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019
Time: 9:00am  – 1:30 pm
Registry Event #796102

Ubicación: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Fecha: Septiembre 7, 14, 21, 2019
Hora: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Evento De Registro: Registry Event # 795254  (Spanish)

Fundamentals of Family Child Care

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

Fee: $90.00 Time: 12 hours


Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: June 10, 12, 17, 19,2019
Time: 6:00 9:00 pm
Registry Event #796108

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: July 23, 25, 30, August 1, 2019
Time: 9:00 am 12:00 noon
Registry Event #796109

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: August 20, 22, 27, 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event #796106

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N.2nd Street)
Dates: September 16, 19, 23, 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Registry Event #796110

Ubicación: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Fecha: Agosto 6, 8, 27, 29, 2019
Hora: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evento De Registro: Registry Event # 795266  (Spanish)

School Age Assistant

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

Fee: $90.00 Time: 10 hours


Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Dates: September 17, 24, October 1, 2019
Time: 6:00 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 796111

Continuing Education – Health and Safety

Child Abuse & Neglect

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

Fee: $30.00


Location: Waukesha State Bank  Waukesha (1709 E. Racine Ave.)
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event # 797133

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registry event #788764

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registry Event # 796232

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Registry Event # 796235

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Registry Event # 796246

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registry Event #796249

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED - AHA

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

Fee: $90.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event #789160

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Thursday June 13, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 796253

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date:Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event #796257

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Registry Event #796258

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N.2nd Street)
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 796259

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event #796290

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registry Event # 796302

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Registry Event # 796307

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 796309

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – SIDS

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

Fee: $30.00


Location: Waukesha State Bank (1709 E. Racine Ave. Waukesha)
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event #797111

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Registry Event # 788821

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 Registry Event # 796395

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Registry Event # 796396

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Registry Event #796398

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registry Event # 796408

Shaken Baby Syndrome – SBS

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

Fee: $30.00


Location: Waukesha State Bank Waukesha (1709 E. Racine Ave.)
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event #797131

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 noon 2:00 pm
Registry Event # 788840

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Registry event # 796422

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 11:30 am 1:30 pm
Registry Event # 796424

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Time: 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Registry Event # 796427

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Saturday September 21, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Registry Event # 796443

Continuing Education

Child Attendance and Tracking Procedures

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

Fee: $30.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registry Event # 797060

YoungStar Training

Strengthening Families in Early Care & Education with Mandated Reporter Training

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

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


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019   $25.00 discounted
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 791095

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019  $ 35.00 regular price
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 797084

Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019  $25.00 discounted
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event #797085

Developmentally Appropriate Practice Foundations: Why We Do What We Do

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

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


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019    $35.00
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 791097

Location: 4C- For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 797087

The Process of Developing Child Portfolio: Documenting a Journey

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

Fee: $35.00


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

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

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

Fee: $30.00


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

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

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

Fee: $40.00


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

(WMELS) Wisconsin Model of Early Learning Standards Training

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

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


Location: 4C-For Children  Racine (6233 Bankers Road, Ste.14)
Date: May 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registry Event # 795608

Ubicación: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Fecha: Mayo 11, 18, 25, 2019   $60.00
Hora: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Evento De Registro: Registry Event #792682(Spanish)

Location: Waukesha State Bank Waukesha (1709 E. Racine Ave.)
Date: May 18, 25, June 1, 2019 $60.00
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registry Event # 797082

Location: 4C-For Children  Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: June 8, 15, & 22, 2019 $125.00
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registry Event #797083  

Pyramid Model e-Modules with Reflective Coaching (ONLINE)

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

(24 hour training) online training with coaching

Fee: $125.00 Discounted: $100.00


Location: ONLINE
Dates: May 13 through August 2, 2019
Time: Online
Registry Event # 795873

Wisconsin Training and Technical Assistance Professionals (T-TAP) System

Foundations Course

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

Regular Fee $70.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Tuesday, June 25 & July 2, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 797164

Training Professional Course

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 and when to re-energize your audience or how to handle the participants who are disengaged.  This training will also explore some active learning strategies designed to engage adult learners.  Finally, you will complete an inventory of Practice that infuses strategies learned in the course as well as submit a reflection of your training practices and receive feedback from the course instructor.

Regular Fee $90.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Wednesday, July 24 & July 31, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 797156

Technical Assistance Professional Course

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

Regular Fee $90.00


Location: 4C-For Children Milwaukee (1736 N. 2nd Street)
Date: Monday, August 19, & 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Registry Event # 797157

Q&A

What classes do I need to start?

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

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

The general list of classes needed are:

To work in a Group Child Care Center

  1. Introduction to the Child Care Profession

  2. Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

  3. Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care

For Family Child Care Programs

  1. Introduction to the Child Care Profession

  2. Fundamentals of family Child Care

  3. Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care

Additional Class if working with School-aged Children

Center Director or Administrator Information

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

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

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

Q. Is Additional Training Needed?

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

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

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

Continuing Education Needs

Q. What are the continuing education requirements?

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

Q. What continuing education classes does 4C offer?

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

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

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