Child Development Resource Connection Peel

Professional Learning

What We Do

The Professional Learning Department at CDRCP provides innovative, inspiring, and relevant learning opportunities for the Child Care and Early Years community. Educators and professionals in the sector participate to enhance their skills, develop new strategies, and learn best  practices from subject matter experts. CDRCP offers a variety of learning opportunities such as e-learning, in-person training and communities of practice. By registering for opportunities, professionals can build their capacity, stay informed and stay connected in their professional learning journeys.  

What's New:

  • Welcome to our newly designed website! With the evolution of our website, we strive to continuously provide the Peel community with high quality and accurate information in a more convenient and timely manner!

Pre-Recorded Webinars:

Stepping Into Leadership: How to Lead with Confidence

Stepping Into Leadership: How to Lead with Confidence

Staff Retention and Recruitment: Rebuilding Through Remarkable Recruiting and Retention  Practices

Staff Retention and Recruitment: Rebuilding Through Remarkable Recruiting and Retention Practices

As many programs look to rebuild different aspects of their centers, ...
The Why, What, When and How of Implementing Environmental Assessment Tools

The Why, What, When and How of Implementing Environmental Assessment Tools

High quality children’s learning environments are paramount for creating ...
Kindergarten 101

Kindergarten 101

In this webinar, learn from an experienced Early Childhood and Wonder ...
Outdoor Winter Environments that Inspire for School-agers

Outdoor Winter Environments that Inspire for School-agers

This webinar will look at unstructured play, its importance for school age ...
Outdoor Winter Environments that Inspire for Preschoolers

Outdoor Winter Environments that Inspire for Preschoolers

This webinar will reflect on why nature is a great place for preschoolers ...
Outdoor Winter Environments that Inspire for Infants & Toddlers

Outdoor Winter Environments that Inspire for Infants & Toddlers

In recognition that infants and toddlers to fully experience the benefits ...
Returning to a Montessori Environment During COVID-19

Returning to a Montessori Environment During COVID-19

This webinar examines how Montessori environments can be enhanced and ...
Everyday Science For School Age Children

Everyday Science For School Age Children

During this webinar, you will have an opportunity to view an array of ...
Learning Through Creative Arts: A Webinar for School Age Children

Learning Through Creative Arts: A Webinar for School Age Children

This webinar has been designed to assist with your working knowledge of ...
How Does Learning Happen? Continuing the Conversation in a Changing World

How Does Learning Happen? Continuing the Conversation in a Changing World

This webinar will focus on the Four Foundations of HDLH and provide ...
Schema Play: Noticing and Building Upon Children’s Innate Desires

Schema Play: Noticing and Building Upon Children’s Innate Desires

Come and discover more about what schema play is along with the importance ...

Professional Learning FAQ’s

How do I register for a Professional Learning opportunity?

Please visit our online Professional Learning Calendar to register online by using the calendar. All  Professional Learning registrations are to be completed online. PL administrative support is available over  the phone, by email [email protected], or through online CHAT during CDRCP Business Hours. For  technical issues and complex registration processes, please email [email protected] for support.

Who can I contact for additional support?

Email your question(s) to [email protected] and a member of the Professional Learning team will get  back to you within one business day. This includes the support on:  

  • Troubleshooting with accessibility (Ex. logging into your CDRCP account)
  • Resetting account password
  • Fee / Membership Inquiries 

How do I pay for a session, and what forms of payment are accepted?

Sessions are to be paid for at the time of registration via credit card on our website. If you are calling  CDRCP for support with registration, have your Canadian credit card ready for processing. Please note,  our system does not save credit card numbers, card holder name, expiry dates, or cvv digits on the back  of the card.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

If you are unable to attend a workshop or live webinar, it will result in a loss of payment. No refunds will  be provided once you are registered. Participants are welcome to send a replacement staff to take their  spot. This applies to both live webinar and in-person training sessions.  

What is the workshop arrival policy?

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

What happens if the workshop/session I am registered for is cancelled?

If a session is cancelled by CDRCP due to presenter emergency or inclement weather – you will be  notified via the email we have on file, as soon as possible. The session or webinar will be re-scheduled to  a new date if possible and attendees will be notified. If you are unable to attend on the new date, or if we  are unable to re-schedule the session in a timely manner, a credit for the value paid will be issued to the  payee and valid for 3 months. 

What is an Operator Reimbursement form?

Operator Reimbursement forms allocate reimbursement of funds used for professional learning  opportunities for Region of Peel licensed childcare programs offered through CDRCP. Costs are  reimbursed to the operator of centres and are to be used for supply coverage purposes. Forms are to be  completed quarterly, 1 per program and must be submitted by the deadline(s) indicated. Requirements of  what professional learning sessions qualify are indicated on the Operator Reimbursement form itself,  sessions covered include but are not limited to Food handlers’ course, Leadership Forum, Legal Day/  Clinics, Lifelong Learning Conference and First Aid and CPR sessions offered during weekdays.  

How often are sessions released? How do I stay informed?

Professional Learning Opportunities are released in digital booklets quarterly, 4 times a year. Once the  booklet is completed, all live and in-person sessions are added to the Professional Learning Calendar  and registration is opened. To stay informed about all new learning opportunities, subscribe to our mailing  list located here.  

Helpful Resources:

Operator Reimbursement Form (Fillable)

Operator Reimbursement Form (Printable)

Webinar Feedback Form

Professional Learning Reflection Form

Professional Learning Booklet

Lifelong Learing Package (PDF)

Request for Presenters Guidelines

Request for Presenters Form