4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Training Events

Training Handbook – Your guide to 4-C’s training program. Information includes 4-C Membership, registration and training policies.

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CCAP Health, Safety, and Child Development Trainings

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Webinar: Exciting Backyard Science Activities

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Help children become backyard scientists using outdoor activities for children, and learn activities for gardening with children.  In this lesson, discover the top five plants for children, create a …

Daycare playing as group with provider

Webinar: The ABCs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Live Webinar

The basics of Autism Spectrum Disorder will be presented. Material covered will include common challenges and strengths, as well as tools and strategies for caregivers/child care …

Webinar: Adverse Childhood Experiences-Building Resilience

Monday, July 13, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Children who are exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) face an increased risk for social-emotional, physical and mental health issues. ACEs include abuse, neglect, parental separation or …

Webinar: Me First! Helping Infants/Toddlers Develop Social-Emotional Skills

Thursday, July 16, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Do you feel as if most of your day revolves around handling the social and emotional behaviors of your infants/toddlers? Sharing toys, equipment and your attention may be very difficult tasks for the …

Webinar: The Effects of Homelessness on Children

Monday, July 20, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

The trainer will discuss the experience of homelessness and how it impacts the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioral development of children.  We will also review the shelter …

Webinar: Gardening in the Classroom

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Gardening with children provides them with skills that help their physical and intellectual development. This training will explain how school gardens benefit children’s learning and how you can …

Webinar: Addressing Secondary Trauma

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Attendees will learn about how secondary trauma impacts both their professional and personal lives.  Attendees will also learn about various self-care activities that can be utilized at an individual …

Daycare provider feeding baby

**RESCHEDULED** Webinar: Being Mindful in a Busy World

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

The practice of mindfulness, or paying attention to the present moment, offers a way to slow down, enjoy our lives, and reduce stress.  This program will help participants explore benefits of …

Webinar: Better Brain for Baby-Stress and Trauma

Monday, August 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Supporting the healthy development of the young child's brain is both a tremendous opportunity and an awesome responsibility.  While brain development begins prenatally, the brain is not fully …

Webinar: Protecting Children: Recognizing Red Flags of Abuse in a Pandemic

Thursday, August 27, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Childcare providers are some of the best, and often only, witnesses to red flags that indicate that a child in their care is experiencing abuse or is exposed to it in the home.  This training will …

Tips and Strategies on Becoming a Strong Leader in the ECE Field

Monday, September 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Do you currently work in a center and have a desire to move up in a leadership role? Are you currently in a leadership role, but want learn strategies on becoming a stronger leader? Then this …

Daycare playing as group with provider

Dealing with Choosy Eating

Monday, September 21, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Do you have a child in your care who is a finicky eater? Has mealtime become a battleground? Young children begin to develop food preferences and eating habits that will impact their growth and …

LGBTQIA+ 101: Understanding Development and Creating Safety for Kids, Teens, and Tweens

Thursday, September 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Childcare providers create safe and nurturing environments for their kids. Many of these children may be exploring their gender identity or sexual orientation or may go on to do so. Childcare …

Big Emotions, What Do They Tell Us?

Monday, September 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

All behavior has meaning, however you may at times struggle to find the meaning behind the behavior.  During this training we will explore how emotions impact behaviors and how to support and guide …

Adventures in Neurodevelopment and Use of Nature

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An introduction to the use of activity, games, and adventure in nature to promote healthy neurodevelopment. Participants will learn basic principles of neurodevelopment and how nature and various …

An Introduction to Contracts and Policies

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Do you need to write your first contract and policy for your family child care program? Do you have a contract and policy but are wondering if it has everything you need? In this workshop we will …

Self-Care: Are You Worth It?

Monday, October 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Child care professionals naturally focus intently on meeting the needs of the children and families they serve. Unfortunately, when they care for others but neglect themselves, they risk experiencing …

How to Catch a Predator: Recognizing the Role of Grooming in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Thursday, October 22, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

In almost every high-profile case of child abuse and exploitation, the perpetrators have engaged in some sort of trust-building or grooming.  A critical aspect of child abuse prevention is to learn …

When All You Hear is No: Guiding Behavior

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Does your toddler shake her head and shout "no!" when you ask her to come to you? Early stages of exploration and interactions among infants and toddlers include behaviors such as a child grabs toys, …

Girl on swing

Using Activity and Adventures for Optimal Neurointegration

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training will look at how a child's experiences (both traumatic and non-traumatic) play into the overall brain development over their life span. How to help children build resiliency will also …

Healthy Through the Holidays and Other Celebrations

Monday, November 9, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Children are like sponges, taking in everything they see and do! Explore how healthy celebrations can impact the food and activity choices children make each day. Discover new activities and …

The Use of Puppetry in Social Emotional Acquisition and Across the Curriculum

Thursday, November 12, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Grab your puppet and join us for this two part series (must attend both dates for credit). This highly interactive series will take participants from introducing a puppet as part of a classroom …

Reflections on Race

Monday, November 16, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Please join Maureen and Andrea as they explore the topic of race. They will reveal the challenges and rewards of exploring this complex topic together as they reflect on their personal journeys …

Infant and Toddler Mental Health: Key Developmental Assets

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Learn how to apply the forty developmental assets and the 6 C's of Positive Youth Development to infant toddler development to best promote positive mental health during these stages and set the …

The Use of Puppetry in Social Emotional Acquisition and Across the Curriculum

Thursday, November 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Grab your puppet and join us for this two part series (must attend both dates for credit). This highly interactive series will take participants from introducing a puppet as part of a classroom …

Using Adventure and Nature Activities with Children

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training will further explore the impact that nature and the outdoors can have on development/learning including social/emotional learning. The trainer will dive deeper into ways to utilize …

Mom and daughter looking on computer

**Rescheduled** Tips and Strategies on Becoming a Strong Leader in the ECE Field

Monday, December 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Do you currently work in a center and have a desire to move up in a leadership role? Are you currently in a leadership role, but what to learn strategies on becoming a stronger leader? Then this …

Infant and Toddler Mental Health: Communicating Effectively with Young Children

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Participants will learn how to improve their communication with infants and toddlers to promote positive mental health, strengthen relationships, and manage behavior. Audience: All Providers, …

Brrr…Learning Even When It’s Cold Outside

Monday, December 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Colder temperatures are quickly approaching. Are you prepared for outdoor time?  Northern Illinois weather is very unpredictable, but we all understand the importance of outdoor time even when the …

Infant and Toddler Mental Health: Building Positive Attachments

Thursday, December 17, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Participants will learn the basics of theories of attachment and how to build effective attachments with infants and toddlers they work with to promote positive mental health, healthy relationships, …

Post-It Notes to Professional Observations

Thursday, January 14, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Effective observation and assessment of young children’s learning are critical to supporting their development. Understanding what you know about child development with observation and assessment …

Tax and Recordkeeping for Family Child Care

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Does keeping up with current tax laws as it relates to self-employed business practices seem overwhelming? Learn what it means to be self-employed, how to track income and expenses, and what business …

Let’s Get Families Involved

Monday, January 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: online

Family involvement/engagement is a key part of providing quality care for the children you serve. The backbone to successful involvements is having specific goals and strategies for involving …

Creating Intergenerational Connections

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training focuses on involving senior adults in child care and education programs. Discover the benefits to the children, adults, your program, and you when seniors are involved in your …

Daycare provider feeding baby

New Year, New Ideas

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

The winter blahs are fast approaching...are you ready to overcome them? Some new curriculum ideas to spice up your program and daily routines are just what you need. Being prepared for the cold days …

Girl on swing

Safety, Security, and De-Escalation Strategies

Thursday, February 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Security expert and former US Secret Service Agent Jason Russell will identify unique safety and security challenges in the COVID environment and discuss strategies to mitigate risk. Attendees will …

Little Music + Little Bodies = Big Outcomes

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Music is used in classroom and early childhood settings consistently and throughout the day. But how does the music that you incorporate impact the children you work with? Learn how to expand the use …

No Shushing Please! Talking to Kids About Race

Monday, March 1, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training offers insight into the challenges teachers face in addressing questions and comments about racial differences.  General guidance in responding to children's natural curiosities about …

Lighten Your Load with Laughter

Thursday, March 11, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Enjoy the lighter side of life and take time to laugh! Learn about the physical and psychological benefits of laughter and ways to build emotional habits that keep you smiling. The training will …

Let’s Get Them Moving: Motor Development for Infants/Toddlers

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

One of the major areas of development for our infants/toddlers is motor development. Infants require responsive care from the adults in their lives, proper nutrition, and appropriately stimulating …

Powerful Interactions: Connecting with Children

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training will look at positive staff/child interactions and describe the three components of these interactions.  We will discuss the three parts of the brain and their function; look at why …

Daycare infant sleeping

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Module 1: Social-Emotional Growth & Socialization

Thursday, March 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization explores topics on social-emotional development in the first three years, temperaments of children and caregivers, socialization, guidance and discipline, …

Daycare infant sleeping

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Module 1: Social-Emotional Growth & Socialization

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization explores topics on social-emotional development in the first three years, temperaments of children and caregivers, socialization, guidance and discipline, …

Trauma in Early Childhood: How Does It Affect Children In Your Care?

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Participants will learn about how trauma affects the developing brain. The effect on the brain often reveals how and why a child may react, or interact, in a particular way after experiencing trauma. …

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Module 2: Group Care

Monday, April 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Group Care introduces special considerations in caring for infants and toddlers and six program policies that support the development of emotionally secure relationships and mental health in the …

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Module 2: Group Care

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Group Care introduces special considerations in caring for infants and toddlers and six program policies that support the development of emotionally secure relationships and mental health in the …

Daycare playing as group with provider

Healthy Eating Starts with a Positive Role Model

Monday, April 26, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

With the amount of time children spend in child care, it is important for staff to realize their potential impact in a child’s nutrition intake.  This training session provides the opportunity to …

The Trauma Informed Classroom

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Participants will learn how trauma shows up through behaviors in the classroom and will look at ways to create a supportive learning environment that supports children who have experienced trauma. …

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An Introduction to Contracts and Policies

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Do you need to write your first contract and policy for your family child care program? Do you have a contract and policy but are wondering if it has everything you need?  In this workshop, we will …

SAYD Credential Level 1 Training Module 1: Introduction to Child and Youth Development

Saturday, May 8, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Participants will receive a brief introduction to child and youth development from ages 5-21. They will be introduced to the stages of development, along with the physical, cognitive, language, and …

SAYD Credential Level 1 Module 2a: School-Age Development

Saturday, May 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This session will explore the general characteristics and what to look for when working with children ages 5-12.  It will also discuss what to do and how to address children or youth who may have …

The Importance of Play and Make Believe

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Research shows that setting our kids up for success in school and beyond with numerous opportunities to "play" throughout their day is the best approach for early learning environments.  Teaching …

Shaken Baby Syndrome and Traumatic Brian Injury

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training discusses the signs, symptoms, causes, triggers, prevention, and long-term effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury. The successful completion of this course meets …

Daycare infant sleeping

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS/SUID/AAP Safe Sleep)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training discusses Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS/SUID/AAP Safe Sleep) including the risk of SIDS, safe sleep habits, licensing standards, and resources for further information. The …

SAYD Credential 1 Module 2b: Early Adolescent Development (Ages 11-16)

Saturday, May 15, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This session will discuss developmental characteristics of early adolescents and recognize that those in this stage may appear more as school-age children in some areas, and an adolescent in others. …

SAYD Credential Level 1 Module 2c: Late Adolescent/Young Adult Development (Ages 15-21)

Saturday, May 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This session will focus on supporting the needs of late adolescents as they transition into adulthood. Topics will include peer leadership, life skill development, supporting their growing …

Helping Young Children Through Daily Transitions

Monday, May 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training will help child care providers understand the importance of how to facilitate transitions in their daily work with young children. Well managed transitions can lead to a better …

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Module 3: Learning and Development

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This session explores brain development, early learning and language development, and appropriate curriculum planning for infants and toddlers.  PITC's view of infants as active, self-motivated …

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Module 3: Learning and Development

Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This session explores brain development, early learning and language development, and appropriate curriculum planning for infants and toddlers.  PITC's view of infants as active, self-motivated …

SAYD Credential Level 1 Module 3a: Infant/Toddler Development (Birth-36 months)

Saturday, May 22, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

The goal of this session is to raise awareness and discuss this important stage of development, offer information, and point to resources for participants to use.  One area that will be highlighted …

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Monday, May 24, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

During this interactive training, we will focus on practical strengths for creating a more mindful classroom. Particpants will explore self-care and relaxation practices to help you feel calm and …

Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Saturday, June 5, 2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of …

Coaching, Mentoring, Supervising: What Is The Difference?

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Are you in a position that mentors, coaches, or supervises educators? If the answer is yes, then this session is for you! In this session, participants will understand the distinct roles of coaching, …

Insults in Disguise: The Damaging Effects of Microaggressions in the Classroom

Monday, June 14, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Participants will explore different types of microaggressions. This training will address the role of microaggressions in the early childhood classroom. Microaggressions will be discuss as barriers …

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Module 4: Culture, Families, and Providers

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training focuses on culture and its implications for families and providers. Participants will learn how family experiences, knowledge, and childrearing beliefs and practices can be incorporated …

What is CCAP?

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Join this informative session to become more familiar with the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program’s (CCAP) policy and procedures, including the application process, provider qualifications, …

Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) Module 4: Culture, Families, and Providers

Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Online Webinar

This training focuses on culture and its implications for families and providers. Participants will learn how family experiences, knowledge, and childrearing beliefs and practices can be incorporated …

Helping Children Cope: Grief and Loss in Children

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

As child care providers, it is important to build your capacity around grief and loss as it relates to young children. In this training, participants will gain insights into the emotional and …

Getting to Know You…And Those You Work With

Monday, July 12, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Do you ever wonder why people act the way they do? Or how someone could think so differently than you do? Would you like to discover more about your personality and why you may be the way you are? …

Watch, Move, and Listen! A P.L.A.N. to Protect Children with Appropriate Supervision

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

Does your program provide supervision? Appropriate supervision is when children can be seen and heard at all times, from every area of the facility or playground. Prevent lapses in supervision by …

Ready, Set, Roll into Summer Science FUN!

Thursday, July 22, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar

I have a secret to share with you. KIDS LOVE SCIENCE! Okay, so that's not really a big secret given how many hands-on science activities that kids enjoy getting dirty with. The best part about summer …