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:

The Power of Intuitive Adult-Child Relationships: Part 1: Intuitive Knowledge

The Power of Intuitive Adult-Child Relationships: Part 1: Intuitive Knowledge

We as adults have a huge impact on children through our actions, words and ...
Unpacking the Image of the Child- Part 2

Unpacking the Image of the Child- Part 2

Participants will engage in reflective practices that unpack personal ...
Positive Behaviour Guidance for Young Children

Positive Behaviour Guidance for Young Children

The pre-recorded webinar will assist in recognizing challenging behaviours ...
Creating a Safer Spaces for LGBTQ+ Communities

Creating a Safer Spaces for LGBTQ+ Communities

Participants will leave with tools on how they can create safer spaces for ...
Teaching and Promoting Self-Regulation Skills in Young Students

Teaching and Promoting Self-Regulation Skills in Young Students

Participants will be introduced to programming strategies intended to help ...
Supporting Learning and Engagement for Children

Supporting Learning and Engagement for Children

How can you prepare an inclusive and engaging environment that is for the ...
Growing a Culture of Inquiry Through Teacher Research

Growing a Culture of Inquiry Through Teacher Research

In this virtual session, discover more about what teacher research is, how ...
Gender Stereotypes and Educators Bias in the Early Childhood Environment

Gender Stereotypes and Educators Bias in the Early Childhood Environment

This webinar will focus on gender stereotypes and educator bias in the ...
Succession Planning for EarlyON Executive Directors – NEW

Succession Planning for EarlyON Executive Directors – NEW

This webinar will cover what the process of succession planning looks like ...
How to Effectively Communicate Virtually – NEW

How to Effectively Communicate Virtually – NEW

We’ll examine how to communicate effectively in the virtual world and what ...
Coaching Strategies: When to Move from Coaching to Progressive Discipline – NEW

Coaching Strategies: When to Move from Coaching to Progressive Discipline – NEW

We will discuss what to do when employees are not meeting job expectations ...
Supporting the Development of your Inclusion Policy

Supporting the Development of your Inclusion Policy

This webinar will support you in the understanding and development of your ...

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