To maintain their certification regulation, certified family child care providers (and qualifying substitutes and assistants) must complete 5 hours of continuing education annually. Training opportunities do not need to be approved before registering. Continuing education requirements can be fulfilled via any of the following options/links listed below. 

The continuing education hours must be in areas related to the health and safety of children or child development. 

Don’t forget to research T.E.A.C.H. scholarships at wisconsinearlychildhood.org. This program offers scholarship money to help providers pay for their education.

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  • In-Person: You can attend trainings, conferences, classes or workshops. 
  • Online: Classes and trainings that offer reading materials and assignments in an online format. Webinars may also be available. 

  • Home-Study: Reading materials and assignments are sent to your home or may be printed from your computer. You review the materials and complete and return the assignments for continuing education credit. 

  • Staff Continuing Education Form: You may use this DCF form to track your continuing education hours.

Upon completion of continuing education, certified providers must have a copy of the certificate of completion available for their 4-C Certification Specialist.

  • 4-C Training Calendar

    Click here to view upcoming continuing education opportunities offered by 4-C. Registration links are included to register through the Registry. Click here for a full course catalog of trainings offered by 4-C. (LINK TO NEW PAGE) You must have or create a login to access the Registry.

  • 4-C Correspondence Courses

    4-C offers a variety of correspondence courses in both English and Spanish. You may view our correspondence course list here. Courses are available to purchase through the Registry via links or over the phone at 608-271-9181. The course will be mailed or emailed to you. You must have or create a login to access the Registry.

  • The Registry T-Net Training Network

    The Registry lists training opportunities taking place throughout Wisconsin. Register directly through the Registry and complete training as identified by the trainer. You must have or create a login to access the Registry.

Book and Video Reviews

You may review a book or video for continuing education credit. The link below provides a list of possible books and webinars to review in your home. Upon completion, please fill out the independent reading/video form for credit.

  • Book and Webinar Ideas

    You may review a book or video for continuing education credit. This link provides a list of possible books and webinars to review in your home. Upon completion, please fill out the independent reading/video form for credit.

  • Independent Reading/Video Form

    Complete this form after you’ve read a book or watched a video to earn continuing education hours.

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