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In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, 1,142 early care and education professionals attained professional development from 4C.

4C is happy to serve you in all of your professional development needs.

Please remember to register for all trainings you plan to attend at least 48 hours in advance to ensure your spot. If you do not register, we will not know you are planning to attend and the training could be canceled due to lack of registrations.

When you register, please provide 4C with the best number to contact you in case of cancelations. In the event that a training is cancelled or rescheduled, a staff member from 4C will make every effort to contact those who have registered. 4C may cancel trainings if there are no registrations. 4C may reschedule trainings due to weather conditions.

Trainings are about children, not for children. Please make other arrangements, if possible, for your children.

Training Opportunities:

March 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:00 pm8:00 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

It is important that families know when there are opportunities for them to do something, which means they need to be invited! In this training we will discuss different ways of inviting and appealing to families.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:00 pm8:00 pm
4C of Southern Indiana/Evansville

Orientation training for becoming a Licensed Child Care Home provider. Topics include health and safety, rules and regulations, market rates, environments and resources. Must attend OT1 before taking OT2.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:30 pm7:30 pm
Hillside United Methodist, 828 W Archer Road, Princeton

Come explore quality activities to provide to get the children in your care up and moving. In this training we will discuss the importance of all types of play, even rough and tumble play! Also, we will discuss putting away the worksheets and learning through play and why children succeed from doing so.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Alexandrian Public Library, 115 West 5th Street, Mt. Vernon

The Paths to QUALITY™ Introduction Session is designed to provide child care providers with all the information they will need in order to participate in Indiana's quality rating and improvement system. You will learn about the four levels of participation, the enrollment process, mentoring options, rater visits, incentives, and awards. Introduction for enrollment into PTQ. Learn about statewide PTQ. Learn about procedures and process. Required session to participate in Paths to QUALITY™

Monday, March 6, 2017
6:30 pm9:00 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting. Meets the requirements of Public Law 162-2005 required for Licensed and Certified Homes, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
2:00 pm5:00 pm
Alexandrian Public Library/Mt. Vernon

Orientation training for becoming a Licensed Child Care Home provider. Topics include health and safety, rules and regulations, market rates, environments and resources. Must attend OT1 before taking OT2.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
5:30 pm7:30 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

Are your children’s behaviors driving you crazy? Try positive behavior management! This training will give providers tools and tips on how to manage children’s behaviors in positive ways.

This training is based on Conscious Discipline. https://consciousdiscipline.com/

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:00 pm8:00 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

Is this normal? In this training participants will discover what typical healthy sexual development for children is, gender roles, child abuse vs. normal development and roles of educators and families.

Friday, March 10, 2017
6:30 pm7:30 pm
First Christian Church 4544 Old Indiana 261 Newburgh

Richard’s Sing-a-Longs include lots of old family classics, young children’s favorites, unique ones that most may not have heard, and recorded favorites from movie clips!

Join 4C for this delightfully engaging, lively production bursting with energy and guaranteed to have everyone singing, laughing, and dancing in the aisles.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:00 am2:00 pm
First Christian Church, 4544 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh
2017 Spring Conference

Early Registration
$35/person early registration for Non 4C Members
$25/person early registration for 4C Members

Register by February 17:
Personalized name tag and conference materials
Guaranteed workshop choice
Pre-order annual t-shirt
Box lunch option

Register by March 8 (postmarked by March 6):
Blank name tag and conference materials
Still receive early registration price!

$30/person Group Discount: Round up your friends or staff members!
Groups of 10 or more
Group registrations must be paid by one check or credit card transaction
Must register by dates above

Door Registration: $40.00
All door registrations are $40.00/person

Notice of Recording
Please be advised that the conference will be recorded, photographed, and/or videotaped in whole or in part. Some of this recording, photographing, and videotaping may include the remarks and/or appearance of persons in attendance at the conference.

By choosing to attend, you will be deemed to have granted your permission to the conference organizers to utilize your voice and/or likeness in the recordings, photographs, and videotape in any and all manner and media throughout the universe in perpetuity, in consideration only of your appearance in same.

Such permission will be construed to include your consent for the recording and/or videotape to be edited in the conference organizers’ sole discretion, and as an express release of the conference organizers and their respective employees, licensees, and assigns from and against any and all claims for invasion of privacy, defamation, or any other cause of action arising out of production, distribution, or exhibition of the recordings, photographs, and videotape.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:30 pm EDT7:30 pm EDT
Huntingburg Public Library, 419 N. Jackson Street, Huntingburg

Join us for a hands on training filled with practical math ideas and make-and-take opportunities. This training will provide you with strategies to help children develop math skills that focus on geometry, algebra, number sense, and measurement.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
6:00 pm8:00 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

This group will focus on increasing the professionalism of the family child care field through direct instruction of requirements and networking among providers at all levels of Paths to QUALITY™ .

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5:00 pm7:00 pm
Alexandrian Public Library, 115 W 5th Street, Mt. Vernon

This 2 hour training includes the 1 hour training created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, and provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:00 pm EDT8:00 pm EDT
Carnegie Public Library, 300 W Main Street, Washington

Are you ready? KidKare software will be replacing Webkids, Minute Menu Kids, Minute Menu Kids Pro, Kids2go (all Kids products). KidKare is a very user friendly website software that can be accessed from any device that has internet access! All providers will be switched over by October 1st, 2017.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
5:00 pm7:30 pm
Alexandrian Public Library/Mt. Vernon

Learn the risk factors associated with SIDS, how unsafe sleeping practices increase the risk of infant deaths, and ways to improve and maintain safe sleep practices in the child care setting. Meets the requirements of Public Law 162-2005 required for Licensed and Certified Homes, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00 pm EDT8:00 pm EDT
Two by Two Childcare, 1509 Franklin Drive, Vincennes

Session 3: The Joys of Teaching in a Natural Classroom

In this series we will view the DVD series Learning Naturally and discuss the important of natural outdoor spaces. This session will focus on you, as the teacher! How can teachers become more engaged in an outdoor classroom?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:30 pm7:30 pm
Alexandrian Public Library, 115 W 5th Street, Mt. Vernon

Are you interested in learning how to host a Math Night to help involve parents? In this training, providers will what a math night is, why they’re important, and how to put on your own math night.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:00 pm8:00 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

How well do you really know your families? In this training we will discuss intentional efforts in building relationships with families so that we can best work alongside them as the experts on their child.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
5:00 pm7:00 pm
Ohio Township Public Library, 4111 Lakeshore Drive, Newburgh

Have you heard of DEC Recommended Practices? What that mean? What is the DEC? Come to this training to gain an overview of The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children organization who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities. This session will examine the DEC Recommended Practices and how this relates to direct services for children as well as indirect supports. Come and expand your knowledge about the most current practices for working with children and families of diverse needs.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:00 pm EDT8:00 pm EDT
Stonegate Arts and Education Center, 405 i Street, Bedford

You can help support child development by establishing a sense of community in your classroom. We will discuss the importance of creating warm, positive relationships as the primary tool to support a community classroom. We will also explore other important components to enhance the sense of community with young children. This training is based on Foundations: Social Studies and counts for

Friday, March 24, 2017
6:00 pm8:00 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

Feeling in a rut after the holidays?  Maybe a new room arrangement is just what the doctor ordered!  Come to this training to take a look at the resource, “Infant and Toddler Space: Design For A Quality Classroom” to help make sense of how to arrange a space for infants and toddlers.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:00 am12:00 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

This exciting and engaging training session will be full of discussion, so come prepared to share! Preventing Discipline Problems is a video series, published by Teaching Strategies, Inc., which focuses on using positive guidance strategies to minimize children's behavioral problems. The training will show examples of concepts and techniques being used in the classroom, and practice videos for reflection, problem solving and the use of techniques.

You are welcome to bring food and drink due to the length of this session.

Monday, March 27, 2017
6:30 pm7:30 pm
4C of Southern Indiana, 600 SE 6th Street, Evansville

This 1-hour training is an update for those who have previously attended a Safe Sleep Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care training. It is designed to provide the most recent information in risk-reduction methods, statistical information, and new resources that have been updated since the original presentation.

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