Professional Development

Professional development is important in every career. For child care providers, professional development not only offers the opportunity to expand knowledge but also allows networking with others in the field. Research shows that a child’s brain develops most dramatically during the early years of life. Quality early learning experiences impact this development significantly.

Within San Mateo County there are many professional development opportunities for childcare providers. Please visit our Professional Development Calendar for a list of upcoming trainings throughout the county and be sure to check back often as it is updated frequently.

Below is a description of professional development opportunities at 4Cs. You can also visit our Education Opportunities page for information about other agencies.

Health and Safety Classes – 4Cs offers CPR, First Aid and Preventative Practices classes. These classes fulfill the 16-hour health and safety training requirement for licensing. Providers also need to renew their First Aid and CPR every two years. Please contact our ECE Specialist at (650) 517-1440 for more information or visit our professional development calendar for upcoming training dates.

Training – 4Cs offers a variety of workshops and training for all providers. Topics include business and administration of programs, nutrition, curriculum and activities for children, CPR & First Aid, positive discipline, and caring for children with special needs. These trainings are offered at no or very low cost. Please view our professional development calendar for upcoming trainings.

Family Child Care Program – 4Cs offers a Family Child Care Program, often referred to as CCIP (Child Care Initiative Project). This program provides training and assistance for potential, new, and experienced providers. Please contact our ECE Specialist at (650) 517-1440 for more information about enrolling in the CCIP program.


Please visit our Educational Opportunities page for information on other education opportunities.