How to Register

How to Register

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Registration Options: 

  • Online Registration: click here to view a quick video tutorial on how to register online or visit the online calendar of events for a monthly view of workshops.  

  • Phone: All professional education registrations are to be completed ONLINE ONLY. Professional Education administrative support is available over the phone, for technical issues and complex registration processes. We thank you for your co-operation.

  • Email: Registrations can be emailed to: - please send a copy of the registration form completed, along with payment information and your registration will be completed. 

  • Fax: click here to use the appropriate downloadable registration form, fill it out and fax to our office, 905-890-8325.

  • In Person: In the Neighbourhood? Stop by our office for a friendly hello and register in-person with our team. Pay by Cash, Visa Debit, Credit Card or Cheque at the time of registration.  All payments must be made prior to attending workshops.                                                                                                                         

Please note if the workshop indicates that it is Sold Out, there are no spaces remaining in that session. Unfortunately exceptions cannot be made. Times and locations for sessions may vary.  Be sure to check the location of the session.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

All registrations must be accompanied by payment. If you are paying by cheque, please fax in a copy of the cheque along with the registration form and deposit the cheque in the mail by the next business day. Cheques should be made payable to CDRCP. Post-dated cheques are not accepted as payment confirms your registration. A Service Charge will apply to all NSF cheques. Cash and Debit payments will only be accepted if paying at the time of registration. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Should you be unable to attend a workshop, it will result in a loss of payment. No refunds are provided once you register. Participants are welcome to send replacement staff if they cannot attend a session.

Arrival Policy:

All sessions will begin promptly at the noted time indicated in the workshop description. Please arrive on time to ensure you do not miss valuable information. 


E-Learning Opportunities

E-Learning Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions about Webinars

What Is a Webinar?

1. What is a webinar?
The word webinar is a blend of "web" and "seminar." It is an educational, informative or instructional presentation that is made available online, usually as either video or audio with slides. Known as web-conferencing or eLearning, webinars are seminars, lectures, workshops or sessions delivered over the web or internet. They are an alternative to other professional education opportunities located in a facility such as CDRCP. With webinars, you will be able to see the screen of the presenter, listen to their presentation and ask questions that will be answered by the presenter during a live webinar. Webinars that are pre-recorded will enable you to ask questions of the presenter or organizer of the presentation by e-mail, after you are finished the webinar session.

Why Webinars?

2. Why is CDRCP offering webinars?
Webinars allow CDRCP to deliver professional education opportunities in an alternate format, allowing more individuals an opportunity to participate. Particularly, pre-recorded webinars can be a resource for those who cannot attend CDRCP professional education sessions for any reason and are interested to invest in their lifelong learning. Webinars allow you to participate from your office, home or anywhere you have internet access and are available to anyone, anywhere.

Types of Webinars

3. What types of webinars is CDRCP offering?
CDRCP will be offering a variety of webinars including topics such as Behaviour Guidance, Inclusive Practices, Personal and Professional Development, Working with Families, Curriculum Development, Human Resource Management, Board Governance and Legislation, Business Viability and many more.

How to Sign Up

4. How do I sign up for a webinar?
Information will be posted on this section of our website about upcoming webinars. Just click on the link attached to the webinar you wish to sign up for and register. You will receive a confirmation of registration by e-mail and a follow up reminder prior to the webinar. If the webinar is live, click the confirmation link provided at the time the webinar starts to join the webinar.If the webinar is pre-recorded you may click on the confirmation link at any time you are ready to view the webinar. Remember, you must have internet access to view the webinar.

More Info

5. How do I find out more?
Please feel free to check CDRCP's website on a regular basis to see which webinars are available for you to attend. Please follow the link attached to the webinar you wish to attend and sign in. Some webinars will be live and require that you log in at a specific time. Other sessions will be pre-recorded and allow you to view the webinar at any time 24 hours per day, 7 days a week providing you have access to the internet.
For more information please call our office directly at 905-507-9360 or log on to our website at
To provide your input on webinar topics you would like to see offered, please answer this QUICK SURVEY 

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 Please note: 1 feedback forms needs to be completed for each webinar. Please allow up to 2 - 3 - weeks to receive confirmation emails of viewing. 


All e-learning presentations were created by and are the intellectual property of Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP) or the associated entity facilitating the presentations.  These presentations are not to be reproduced or altered without having received previous consent by CDRCP management.

Pre-recorded webinars currently available through CDRCP

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Find our new webinars posted below! 

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Function, Find in Fostering Engagement 

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Family, Find in Fostering Engagement 

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Fitness, Find in Fostering Engagement 

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Fun, Find in Fostering Engagement 

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Friends, Find in Fostering Engagement 

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Future, Find in Fostering Engagement 

The Art of Storytelling, Find in Program and Curriculum 

Temperament - Partnerships with Families, Find in Fostering Engagement

School-Agers and Their Stressors: Finding Balance, Find in Health and Wellness 

Oral Language Development, Find in Program and Curriculum 

Reading Strategies and Print Rich Environments, Find in Program and Curriculum 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Part 1, Find in Health and Wellness


Retaining and Motivating Your Educators 

Topics will include: Fostering strong communication to build a team that is like a “family”, tips for retaining team members by using motivation & creativity to keep them happy and committed to work at your centre. Outcomes include,  learning how to retain and motivate your team members through communication and motivational leadership that develops commitment and loyalty.

Duration 30 Minutes: Click here 

So You Want to Build

This webinar provides an introductory overview of the development planning process from start to finish. This webinar sets out what applications may be required to get through the planning approvals phase fro a development proposal, and information is provided on how to move on to your building permit application. This webinar is ideal for those seeking to expand their current land use, or establish a new one.
Duration 8 minutes: Click here 

Performance Management and Employee Discipline
This webinar from a live recording, is joined by Asha Rampersad, certified Lawyer and Human Resources Advisor with Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP, in answering your tough questions and concerns about performance management and employee discipline. Gain knowledge on employee challenges you may face and tips and tricks for managing employee performance.Findout techniques you can use to successfully manage challenging employees, whether the challenges lie in an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job (“poor work behavior”) or the employee’s failure to abide by your rules and policies (“improper workplace behaviour”). Participants will learn techniques to identify the cause of an employee’s poor performance and how to successfully manage their performance. 

Duration 1 hour:  Click here

Legal and Ethical Issues in Children’s Services  
We will discuss issues regarding providing services to children and their families. Topics will include, ’How do we make decisions in Children’s Services?’ touching base on guidelines for decision making in regards to children’s services and involving others. We will discuss the law and ethics which provide legal rights to us as professionals and provide guidelines within this process, while working with clients. Learn your professional boundaries, and how Canadian laws are involved within decision making processes for helping others.

Duration 1 hour and 15 minutes:  
Click here

Successful Change Management - Good Luck or Good Planning
This webinar focuses on the fundamentals of change through the lenses of both those initiating change and those reacting to it. This includes understanding the principles of driving and resisting forces of change, the early adopters, and the importance of change, through group participation and activities.
Duration 35 minutes:  Click Here

Facilitation Skills for Meaningful Conversations
This webinar will help you understand the role of a facilitator as different from a trainer, review the competencies of a successful facilitator and help to develop new facilitation tools (tips of the trade) for use in a variety of situations.
Duration 1 hour:  
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Branding your Organization for Success
This webinar will assist you in understanding what branding is as part of your marketing plan, how effective branding can help to differentiate your organization from competitors and how to align your branding strategy with your organizational goals.
Duration 46 minutes:  
Click Here

Board Basics – Giving You the Tools to be a Well Informed Board Member
Board of Directors represents the organization through a governance structure which is critical to organizational effectiveness and success. In this webinar, you will learn the roles and responsibilities of board members as well as their legal obligations. Take advantage of learning how the right people in the community are doing the right work, in the right manner. The webinar will help move your organization to success by understanding the role your board has.
Duration 1 hour:  Click Here

Board Effectiveness and Good Governance Essentials
This webinar will introduce and explain key factors impacting the effective performance of boards and how good governance is achieved. Taking a highly practical approach, participants will be equipped with insights that can be used immediately to improve the performance of their board and how their organization can be better governed.
Duration 1 hour:  Click Here

Setting Your Culture
How we define a culture and the importance of the role of values in organizational culture, how to create a respectful culture to engage your staff and volunteers in a positive culture has an impact on our daily life. We will with a discuss the impact of culture in today’s society.
Duration 1 hour:  
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Moving from Manager to Mentor
As a manager, you have mastered supervision and the traditional management task regarding performance review, delegation, and team leadership. Now, you see the potential to develop your ‘Centre of Excellence’ in your sector and help develop others as a mentor. What does mentoring mean and how does it differ from management? This one hour webinar challenges viewers to undertake the mentor role to both expand your own skills and development while developing others.
Duration 30 minutes:  
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Risk Management for Not-for-Profit Organizations
This webinar covers the basics of risk, risk management and how organizations can develop risk management strategies. Topics include identifying risks, analyzing risks, strategies to manage risks, developing and ongoing evaluation of risk managements plans.
Duration 40 minutes:  Click Here

The Alphabet of the New Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Legislation
The new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act is not yet enforced, however when it is expected to be administered it will affect the way not-for-profit organizations operate. Complying with this legislation may have significant impact on your organization. Join us to review the key features of the new legislation and steps your organization can take to prepare.
Duration 56 minutes: Click Here

The 5 pillars of ME Inc. 
Have you ever wondered what empowers today’s successful managers? Through this motivational, practical two-part leadership webinar you will first be introduced to the qualities that successful leaders rely upon to establish a rock-solid foundation in ther professional and personal lives. Upon discovering the foundations or guidelines, one is able to define the ‘must have’ principles for sustained success. Part 2 of this webinar offers you a comprehensive toolbox and ‘how to’ tips to build high performance teams and the key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure their and your success by.

Part 1: Duration 20 minutes: Click Here

Part 2: Duration 43 minutes: Click Here 

Corporate Social Responsibility 

You will be introduced to CSR as a holistic model that reflects good organizational governance. You will learn that CSR is a wise investment in your organization's social captial, and a powerful tool through which you can reach out to your stakeholders, expand awareness of your organization, and engage in 'doing right' for community good.

Duration 30 minutes: Click Here

Engaging Your Community Online Through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives  

How cany your organization effectively reach out to engage and intereact with your local community? Through this workshop we will explore creative, cost-effectve, and interactive tools to connect with your local community online. By the end of this workshop you will be able to leverage the power of CSR and social networkin to build and enhance your organization's presence and positive reputation as a community leader 

Duration 33 minutes: Click Here

The Importance of Onboarding Orientation 

With company culture playing an important role in keeping employees satisfied, it's vital that businesses make new employees feel like welcomed additions to the team. This requires more than just beneficial training. Employees want to understand the ins and outs of the job while also feeling comfortable with their role in the company.

Duration 24 minutes: Click Here

Hiring Good Quality Educators 

Topics will include: selection & screening, interviewing & hiring techniques, how to “sell” your program to applicants. Outcomes: Learning how to attract the best educators, how to select for quality and attitude, how to screen resumes, doing a phone & in-person interview, in-class preview, and how to make  successful employment offers.

Duration: 32 minutes: Click Here

Hiring with Intentions *New

Do you cringe at the thought of hiring new employees? Have you ever regretted a hiring decision? Do you have star employees that you wish you could clone? This webinar will help you to really underestand your hiring needs, your employment brand and your culture. You'll be armed with lots of tips and to-dos that will help put you in control of your hiring process, and to hire and onboard with intention.

Duration 26 minutesClick Here

Win-Win Discipline 

Are you struggling with employee discipline? Do you have a policy, but lack follow-through? This webinar will take you step by step through the progressive discipline process to help bring some much-needed clarity to this challenging employer task. Participants will learn how to navigate through progressive discipline with the goal of turning around problem behaviour and restoring a positive working environment. 

Duration 15 minutesClick Here

Enforceable Employment Contracts - Begin With the End in Mind 

Are you concerned that your employment contracts aren't protecting you as an employer? Do any of your employees complain that they didn't know important details about their job before they started? Do you want to know when you should seek legal guidance, or if you're on the right track? This webinar will help you understand the risks, must-dos, common misconceptions, and important steps to take to get your employment contracts on track to being enforceable, clear and supportive to everyone.

Duration 15 minutesClick Here

Team Building - Who's on My Team *New

This webinar will explore what makes a good team. By giving everyone the opportunity to step outside their role, you will reveal hidden talents and generate new ideas that will help create a strong diverse team. 

Duration 33 minutes: Click Here

Spring Update - What Employers and Employees Need to Know *New

Running a successful business and tending to customer needs is difficult, but it is not the only element of a business.  Employees are often viewed as a business’ best asset; however, when things go poorly, employment issues can detract and distract you for focusing on growing your business.  I am happy to provide you with an overview of employment law so that you can best protect yourself and ensure that your focus remains on your business.  While the focus of this presentation is terminations and an employer’s possible liability, we will also discuss creative solutions to ensure that your business is protected.

Duration 55 minutes: Click Here  

Spring Update - What Do You Need to Know About Bill 47 *New

Prior to the election of the Ford government, employment law was set to change in many significant ways which would affect your business.  Following the election, a number of the anticipated changes have been repealed and replaced with new laws.  What laws do you need to know and which ones can you ignore given the political environment in Ontario.  In order to navigate through this land of great uncertainty, we encourage you to tune into this presentation to learn about the changes that were expected previously and exactly what you need to know to ensure that your business is compliant.

Duration 1 hour and 17 minutes: Click Here


Temperament - It Takes Two 

Each of us have our own temperament which has been the basis of our personality formation.  Understanding the traits of temperament helps us to better understand ourselves and the children and families we work with.  This understanding provides us with a unique opportunity to strengthen self-regulation and create environments where everybody belongs. In this webinar we will discuss and look at the origins of temperament, examine traits and styles of temperament, and discuss ways to create a “goodness of fit”.

Duration 23 MinutesClick here 

The Four Main Functions of Behavior 

Children’s behavior is very rarely about being good or bad. Young children communicate through their behavior because they may not have been taught to identify and convey their need(s).  As caregivers and educators, it becomes our responsibility to translate this behavior without placing judgement on the child.

Duration 20 Minutes: Click here

Supporting Positive Behaviours and Self-Regulation 

This webinar is designed to help Early Childhood Educators working with children with challenging behaviors by bridging the gaps between the reasons why children misbehave to how the environments can support self-regulation. The webinar presents the basic facts about challenging behaviors and describe strategies for preventing it addressing it effectively and providing alternate appropriate behaviors.

Duration 8 Minutes: Click here

Anti-Oppression Training

This webinar will provide tools on the nature of oppression and important strategies and practices to be used to begin constructing your own Anti—Oppression Framework within your workplace. Have time for personal reflection throughout this webinar as an important component to your learning, with a pen and paper in-hand. This webinar will provide you with a deeper understanding of what Oppression and Anti-Oppression mean, provide you with Anti-Oppression resources and tools and how to deal with Oppression involving your own thoughts, feelings and actions.
Duration 30 minutes:  Click here

Setting the Stage for Successful Behaviour: An Introduction and Overview
Setting the Stage for Successful Behaviour is a positive and structured process which adults can use to support children with challenging behaviour. This approach is based upon the concept that all behaviour occurs for a reason(s). Once we identify these reasons, we can then use this information to develop strategies which will help the child learn ways of behaving successfully. This webinar will identify the purpose and components of Setting the Stage training, as well as provide an overview of the theory and process of Setting the Stage.

Please note: this webinar does not substitute the 2-day training course offered by CDRCP however it does act as a resource to provide basic knowledge, an overview, key strategies as well as components essential to the fundamentals of the course.

For more information on Setting the Stage training: Please email:, call the office at: 905-507-9360 or visit the Setting the Stage website: for more information. 
Duration 30 minutes: Click here  

Setting the Stage for Successful Behaviour Part 2
Take a look at our new Setting the Stage 2 webinar! This webinar is a teaser to the extension of training coming soon! This webinar will provide you with essential and basic information about the new Setting the Stage. We have built this extension to complement the popular Setting the Stage training to provide participants concrete strategies and techniques while using the training. This webinar will provide you with insider knowledge on what to expect for in-person training, such as the toolbox that will provide you knowledge on how to handle a variety of situations using the STS approach.

If you are interested in Setting the Stage 2 Training please email: to be contacted when training dates are available. 
Duration: 35 Minutes:  Click here 

Retiring “Good Job” By Engaging in Intentional Higher Level Conversations
Do you find yourself constantly praising children’s work by saying Good Job? Since the Ministry of Education is supporting an inquiry based curriculum, educators are encouraged to use higher level conversations when engaging with the children. In this webinar we will examine intentional, higher level conversations that brings out children’s cognitive abilities; enhances language development, as well as scaffolding on their learning. You will be presented with many examples of appropriate ways to talk with children offering an opportunity to practice your new skills.
Duration 1 hour:  Click Here

Understanding the Story of Early Childhood Education 
The story of Early Childhood Education is created with multiple perspectives, displaying that there never really is  only one side to a story. This story has multiple perspectives called frameworks, that cohabit in peaceful but very separate landscapes. This webinar outlines the story of Early Childhood Education as shared by Dr. Peter Moss, from his lecture at the University of British Columbia. His views , as well as a personal research study on the Pathways to Advocacy are merged into one presentation exploring both the stories in Early Childhood Education and what we as ECE’s can learn from a variety of perspectives.
Duration: 14 minutes: Click Here 

Parler aux parents des comportements difficiles
Cette présentation vous offre un aperçu de la communication avec les parents et comment aborder le sujet d’un comportement difficile chez leur enfant. Nous soulignons l’importance d’une première impression, comment éviter les malentendus, comment composer avec les différents types de personnalité, et comment travailler en équipe avec les parents pour le bien-être de leur enfant.
Duration 17 minutes:  Click Here

Mise en scene d'un comportement reussi
Mise en scène - Information générale au sujet de Mise en scène d’un comportement réussi, Travailler en équipe, Choisir et définir le comportement sur lequel vous désirez travailler, Cercle 1: Comprendre l’enfant comme étant unique, Cercle 2: Mise en scène afin que tous les enfants aient un comportement réussi, Environnements physiques et sociaux, Cercle 3: Comprendre les fonctions du comportement, travailler avec les déclencheurs et les conséquences.

Duration 28 minutes: Click Here

Courageous Conversations with Parents 

During this interactive workshop you will discover strategies to assist when interacting with challenging parents. An opportunity to practice your mastered skills will be provided.

Duration 28 minutes: Click Here

Welcoming Newcomer Families to Early Childhood Programs - Supporting Hard to Reach Families 

Supporting newcomer families in EarlyON Centres and other early childhood programs can be challenging; and yet, programming for young children is often a critical gateway to successful settlement. This webinar explores some of the reasons why it may be difficult to reach newcomer families and suggests strategies for encouraging hard to reach families to participate and return again and again. Although it identifies obvious reasons why families do not participate, the webinar focuses largely on the invisible barriers to participation, such as differences in understandings, priorities, goals and beliefs. With a focus on daily activities like eating and play, it establishes a cultural basis for such differences and suggests practices for successfully supporting newcomer families.

Duration 26 minutes: Click Here

Men in Early Childhood Education 

Have you ever wondered why there are so few men in the field of early childhood education? Since the College of Early Childhood Educators officially opened in September 2008, the number of Registered Male ECEs has remained close to 3%.  This webinar examines some of the modern-day barriers that have prevented and/or discouraged men from participating in early childhood programs, not just in Ontario, but across the globe.

Duration 16 minutes: Click Here

Building Confidence to Tackle Difficult Conversations with Parents *New

Build your confidence and effective communication skills by knowing how to prepare in advance to share any difficult message; learn skills on how to be a “partner” with the parents for the benefit of their children. Be ready to tackle any situation that comes your way, confidently. 

Duration 39 minutes: Click Here

Sensitivity, Diversity and Inclusion

Having a diverse and inclusive workshop has multiple benefits to both individuals and the organization. Self-awareness and understanding how your own behaviours may be perceived is the foundation to creating strategies to become more sensitive, diverse and inclusive. 

Duration 29 minutes: Click Here

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Function *New

This webinar is about the first ‘F-word’ in Childhood Disability, Function. In this webinar, you will learn about the importance of function in child development for children ages 0-6. You will be presented with introductory ideas about what we mean by function, perceptions of ‘normal’ functioning, and real-life examples that showcase the importance of function for everyday health and development. By the end of this webinar, we hope you will have a better understanding of everyday functioning and that the important thing is what the child is doing… not how they do it!

Duration 18 minutes: Click Here

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Family *New

This webinar presents information about the second ‘F-word’ in Childhood Disability, Family. In this webinar, you will learn how family is the essential ‘environment’ in a child’s life and the impact family has on child development. This is a particularly special webinar as it is presented by a parent partner of CanChild who shares her personal family experience and stories about her son who has Cerebral Palsy. Through her stories, you will learn about the importance of family-centred service and family engagement. By the end of this webinar, we hope you will have a better understanding of the significant role family has on a child’s development and their overall wellbeing.

Duration 27 minutes: Click Here

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Fitness *New

This webinar presents information about the third ‘F-word’ in Childhood Disability, Fitness. In this webinar, you will learn about the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle and the impact this has on child development. You will be presented with information about what fitness looks like for children ages 0-6, ideas to promote fitness activities and how activities can be adapted to support children of all abilities. We hope that after completing this webinar you will have a better understanding of the importance of staying fit and healthy, and are motivated to encourage and promote fitness among children ages 0-6!

Duration 12 minutes: Click Here

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Fun *New

This webinar presents information about the fourth ‘F-word’ in Childhood Disability, Fun. In this webinar, you will learn about the positive impact that playing and having fun has on a child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. You will be introduced to the concept of fun and how families, health providers and educators play a critical role in encouraging and engaging in fun activities with children. By the end of this webinar, we hope that you have a better understanding of the importance of fun in all aspects of a child’s life; after all, isn’t having fun what childhood is all about?

Duration 18 minutes: Click Here

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Friends *New

This webinar presents information about the fifth ‘F-word’ in Childhood Disability, Friends. In this webinar, you will learn about the importance of encouraging and fostering friendships for children and the impact friendship has on a child’s social, cognitive and emotional development. You will learn how parents/caregivers, service providers and educators can encourage friendships between children and how to promote friendships for children with disabilities. By the end of this webinar, we hope that you have a better understanding of the importance of friendships in child development, and the role of friendships in supporting an overall happier and healthier childhood.

Duration 12 minutes: Click Here

F-Word in Childhood Disability - Future *New

This webinar is about the sixth ‘F-word’ in Childhood Disability, Future. In this webinar, you will be exposed to ideas that will encourage you to consistently think about a child’s future and how the future is an essential component of child development. You will be presented information about how both service providers and parents/caregivers can support a child’s goals, dreams and future. You will learn about taking a strengths-based approach to goal setting and how to plan for a child’s future. By the end of this webinar, we hope you have a better understanding of how to support children and their families in recognizing their current capacity, and achieving future goals and aspirations.

Duration 11 minutes: Click Here

Temperament - Partnerships with Families *New

This webinar focuses on ways to deepen our understanding of children’s temperament and family expectations. In certain circumstances, temperamental qualities may pose as risk factors for children.  In this webinar we will look at ways to explore techniques to turn possible risk factors into protective factors in collaboration with families so we can ensure the best possible outcomes for all.

Duration 21 minutes: Click Here


Stress and Crisis Management

This webinar looks at stress; what it means, what causes it and what it looks like, as well as how we might reduce stress where possible. We also look at crisis; what it is, what causes it, what impact it has, and how we can deal with crisis. Included in this section is assertiveness vs. passivity and aggression. We also consider families who are challenged and therefore in crisis often.

Duration 50 Minutes:  Click Here

Introducing Solid Foods to Infants
Introducing solid foods and responding to a child’s hunger and fullness cues can be a challenge for parents and caregivers. To   support the development of healthy eating skills, this evidence-based webinar provides information on, developing readiness for solids, responsive feeding, creating a positive eating environment and the importance of caregivers engagement during mealtimes.   

Duration 30 minutes: Click Here

Mindfulness and Self-Care Strategies
Mindfulness & Self-Care are so important for individuals with giving personalities who devote their life to helping others. In this webinar, you’ll take 30 minutes of self-care time to engage in 5 different mindfulness-based practices that you can use to:

  • De-stress and release tension 
  • Calm your nerves
  • Pay better attention and care to your body and mind
    Duration 38 minutes: Click Here 

Why Nutrition Matters for Mental Health 
An estimated 1.2 million children & youth in Canada are affected by mental health issues. 17% of children ages 2-5 years meet diagnostic criteria for mental health problems. Does nutrition matter for mental health? Many children are overfed and undernourished. They are missing adequate key nutrients for healthy development and function. Jon Amy as she shares recent research and strategies to promote mental health through healthy eating and lifestyle. 

Duration 1 hour: Click Here

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, ndds, (Nipissing District Developmental Screen) a North Bay-based non-profit organization, is announcing what it calls a new parent-friendly name and look for its signature developmental checklist. Since 1993, ndds has been helping children worldwide reach their developmental potential by providing an easy-to-use checklist that encourages interaction between parents and health/child care professionals.

“The new playful, friendly name – the Looksee Checklist—reflects the simple, approachable quality of the product to appeal to even more parents. The Series of checklists follow a child from 1 month to 6 years of age and provides a short list of yes or no questions about the child’s abilities along with tips to help them grow.”

The checklists are available in a variety of languages and formats.    
Duration 8 minutes: Click Here

Infection Prevention and Control in Child Care Settings
Region of Peel Public Health Inspectors in collaboration with CDRCP developed an online resource for child care educators. The resource is a two-parts webinar that will help child care educators enhance their knowledge about infection prevention and control practices in child care settings. The first part of the webinar provides information on hand washing, diapering and cleaning and disinfection. The second part focuses on sensory play, self-serving, gardening and animals. 

Part One  Duration 16 Minutes:  Click Here

Part Two  Duration 6 Minutes:  Click Here 

Introducing the F-Words Framework 

This Overview webinar introduces people to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - usually called 'the ICF' - and some "F-words" ideas that bring the ICF to life for kids with disabilities and their families. Six videos will follow, to illustrate how and why each 'F-word' (Function, Family, Fun, Friendships, Fitness and Future) is so important to parents of kids with impairments, and their kids, and to people who work with them to promote their development.

Duration 18 minutes: Click Here 

Self-Regulation, Stress, and Children’s Behaviour (Part 1) 

This webinar will give early childhood educators a new and more helpful way of understanding self-regulation in young children. We will define self-regulation and why it’s important in early childhood education, differentiate between self-regulation and self-control,  learn how to recognize and reduce stress in children and adults, and identify the connection between self-regulation and stress in children, educators, and parents. We will also reframe our view of children’s behaviour by examining the difference between stress behaviour and misbehavior and move from a punishment/consequence mindset to one based on compassion, understanding, and support.

Duration 37 minutes: Click Here

Self-Regulation, Stress, and Children’s Behaviour (Part 2) 

This webinar introduces the 5 Domains of Self-Regulation and the 5-Step Shanker Method® along with practical strategies for reducing and alleviating stress in early childhood settings. We will identify signs of stress behaviours and stressors associated with each domain, explore practical strategies to reduce stress in the biological, emotional, cognitive, social, and prosocial domains, and learn strategies that can help children calm down and/or find energy; according to the needs of the situation.

Duration 48 minutes: Click Here

Time Keeps on Slipping and it is Out of My Control *New

This webinar focuses on the differences of mindfulness and various forms of meditating. In the chaos of our minds learning how to apply these strategies could result in more joy, higher productivity and workplace moral. We will explore some of the limited beliefs which exist within this topic which prevent the utilization of these strategies in our everyday life. In addition, explore how to regain and shift our mindset regarding  "never having enough time".

Duration 31 minutes: Click Here

School-Agers and Their Stressors: Finding Balance *New

There are many hidden stressors that children and adults are faced with daily. Inspired by the work of Shanker, from the MEHRIT Centre in Toronto, this session will clarify the difference between mis-behavior and stress behaviour. Challenging behaviours can be difficult for everyone. Strategies for minimizing stress will be explored.

Duration 58 minutes: Click Here

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Part 1

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an invisible brain-based disability that arises due to prenatal alcohol exposure. FASD one of the leading causes of developmental disabilities in North America, with a current conservative estimated prevalence rate of 2-3% in school-aged children. Understanding the structural changes that have occurred in the brain will allow for a better understanding of the cognitive and behavioural difficulties witnessed in the child’s environment. 

Duration 39 minutes: Click Here



Duty to Report

This webinar will provide information on reporting child abuse and neglect. We all play a vital role in the Peel community to prevent child abuse. In this webinar we will review your on—going duty to report, what needs to be reported and how, the investigation process and the steps of referral.

Duration 24 minutesClick here 

Transitions to a Non-Profit Corporation  

This webinar will provide an overview of the 7—steps to consider in regards to transitioning from a profit organization, to a non-profit organization or child care centre. We will review key terms referring to corporate structure and your organization, legislative overview for both for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, the definition of both for-profit and not-for-profit, explore paths that could be used for transition, how to organize your new non-profit; including good governance and practices to keep in mind, and additionally resources will be provided for more information.

Duration 42 minutes:  Click here 

Ethics and the Role of the ECE
This webinar will review the major ethical concepts in human services and discuss how these relate to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice from the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario. Many practical examples will be used to illustrate these concepts. Viewers will also have the opportunity to reflect on the scope of practice as an ECE.
Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes:  
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Feel Comfortable When Using an Environmental Assessment Tool

Completing an environmental assessment tool can be overwhelming. This webinar will review a variety of environmental tools that are currently used in Peel. Learn how to score your program, and how to make small changes that will have a big impact on quality. A variety of environmental assessment tools will be available for review.
Duration 31 minutes:  
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Fine Motor Development and Emergent Writing
This webinar will provide an overview of the stages of drawing and writing, and the importance of materials and manipulatives in programs.

Duration 30 minutes:  Click Here

Early Literacy Checklist
The Early Literacy Checklist is a reflective self- assessment tool enabling staff working with young children to better evaluate to what extent they support literacy in young children, families and communities. This free webinar provides insight into how to look at your program through a literacy lens, providing visuals of literacy rich program environments to help successfully create a language rich play space. This webinar also includes a sample action plan to help staff identify areas that require modifications to ensure literacy focused play centres.
Duration 1 hour:  Click Here

How Learning Happens in Infant and Toddler Settings

The Ontario Ministry of Education has created an important document titled How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. The purpose of this document is to describe quality early years programs based on research and professional practice. Learning happens when educators build positive and responsive relationships, focus on children’s development and provide environments in which children learn through exploration and play. In this webinar, we will demonstrate the four foundations of learning - and how to enhance belonging, well-being, expression and engagement in infant and toddler settings utilizing these guidelines. Join this free webinar to gain new strategies, skills, and knowledge to improve interactions with infants and toddlers within your care.
Duration 1 hour:  Click Here

How Does Learning Happen: Starting the Conversation in Peel
This webinar is an introduction to How Does Learning Happen, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. It provides an overview of the document and briefly describes the four foundations, well-being, engagement, expression, and belonging. This will encourage reflection about learning through relationships for those who work with young children and their families.
Duration 12 minutes:  
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Développement de la motricité fine et l'ériture provisoire
Ce webinaire présente un aperçu des étapes du dessin et de l’écriture et souligne l’importance d’incorporer dans les programmes toute une panoplie d'un matériel et d'articles de manipulation.

Durée 20 minutes:  Click Here

Connecting Children to the Outdoors: The Importance of Natural Play (Part 1)
In this webinar we will take a look at outdoor learning environments. The focus will be on a return to nature when program planning, the use of natural materials and play spaces, curriculum brainstorming around bringing the learning outside. We will also be focusing on children’s storybooks that incorporate nature themes and natural play. This session will have ideas for all age groups (infants to school age settings).
Duration 1 hour, 11 minutes:  
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Fusion Gardens in Playground Spaces (Part 2)
In this webinar we will take a look at ways in which design impacts outdoor spaces for children and how to create a fusion garden within the playground space. Resources will be provided for staff to gain knowledge around planting and planning for creative fusion spaces within playgrounds.
Duration 1 hour 18 minutes:  
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Physical Literacy
This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to physical literacy and how it can be implemented into early years’ programming.  Viewers will learn the difference between physical literacy and physical activity and how fundamental movement skills provide a foundation in order to develop more complex skills used in play, games and specific sports. It will also show how physical literacy impacts brain development in young children.

If you are interested in increasing your knowledge and skill in promoting physical literacy and being a part of the Physical Literacy Champions' Network (Peel) please see the PDF here for more information or email
Duration 30 minutes:  Click Here

Stratégies de lecture et milieux riches en imprimés
Ce webinaire présente un aperçu des étapes de la lecture et des milieux riches en documents imprimés et souligne l’importance de lire à haute voix dans les environnements d’apprentissage de la petite enfance.  
Durée 20 minutes:  Click here 

Oral Language Development and Emergent Bilinguals
This webinar will provide an overview of Oral Language Development in a play based context, and supporting the emergent bilinguals in the programs.
Duration 34 minutes:  
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Développement du langage verbal et bilingues émergents 
Ce webinaire présente un aperçu du développement du langage verbal dans le contexte du jeu et aidera les bilingues émergents du programme.
Durée 30 minutes:  Click Here     

Planning a Successful Enviroment for Toddlers 

The environment we set for children is the "third teacher" and influences their learning. During this session, we will discuss how and why decisions are made to support the growth and development of toddlers. We will talk about materials added to spark curosity, engage children in learning and create a space where they feel capable and competent. During this session,opportunites are provided, allowing you as the educator, to self-reflect with respects to different environments. This session empowers us to critically reflect on how significant the "third teacher" is, as it is an inspiration for children to thrive, investigate, image and learn. 

Duration 20 minutes: Click here

Playing and Learning In and With Nature 

Children belong in nature. It is in their nature. This webinar will give you the opportunity to consider the importance of outdoor play. Childhood is increasingly becoming an indoor culture. Children today are spending more time inside interacting with electronic devices rather than playing with each other and with nature. You have the ability to reverse this trend when you give children time to play and learn in and with nature. 

Duration 23 minutesClick here

Loose Parts Galore - The Ins and Outs of These Materials in Home Care with Infants and Toddlers 

This webinar highlights the theory of loose parts and how these open-ended materials support learning through play. There are many types of loose parts and deciding what ones to invite children to engage with involves some careful thinking and consideration. Loose parts that are accessible to children indoors and outdoors set the stage for learning.

Duration 59 minutes: Click here

The Art of Storytelling *New

Storytelling creates a foundation for literacy, reinforcing vocabulary, symbolic thinking, and complex problem solving.  In this webinar, simple stories and exercises support storytelling skills to be used by adults and children as they play, learn and create together.  Rhythm and rhyme will engage multiple forms of intelligence and encourage a  learning community through orality. Stories from around the world utilize body, mind and imagination to empower you to “Tell, Tell, Tell!” 

Duration 17 minutes: Click Here

Oral Language Development *New

This webinar looks at the initial development of language in children from infancy to preschool. The webinar provides strategies for educators to enrich their programs by supporting and nurturing children's speaking and listening.  

Duration 23 minutes: Click Here

Reading Strategies and Print Rich Environments *New

This webinar provides educators with information about the foundations of learning to read.  It focuses on significant strategies that educators can include in their daily programming that will support the development of a strong foundation for children learning the many skills related to reading.  Further it identifies ways for educators to create an environment for literacy learning that supports print engagement from labeling to writing areas.  

Duration 18 minutes: Click Here

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Resource Centre

Resource Centre

Welcome to The Resource Centre!

About Us.

The Resource Library provides access to resources that support various domains of learning. Resources support learning through play and offers activities that are developmentally responsive for children to foster problem solving and creativity. Resources for loan reflect How Does Learning Happen and additionally, members have access to specialized software and equipment. 

The Resource Centre is available for individuals over 16 years of age.

Click here for membership information 



Contact Us

The Resource Centre at Child Development Resource Connection Peel
Phone: 905-507-9360 Ext. 311
Fax: 905-890-8325
Address: #103 - 75 Watline Avenue Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E5

To Donate to the Resource Centre contact:

Judy at 905-507-9360 ext 302 or 

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