Training / Professional Development
Certified providers must complete pre-service child care training and complete 10 hours of continuing education annually. The required entry-level courses for regular certification are:
- Introduction to the Child Care Profession
- Fundamentals of Family Child Care
- Infant/Child CPR (CPR training must result in a certificate of completion. If the certificate of completion does not have a date specifying the length of time for which it is valid, the CPR training must be renewed every year.)
Regularly certified providers must complete ten hours of continuing education annually. The 4-C Training and Quality Improvement Department offers a wide variety of continuing education opportunities throughout the year to help provider meet this requirement; however, providers are not required to take their continuing education at 4-C.
4-C Food Program Continuing Education (4-C Food Program participants only)